Limited-Edition Speed Edition 12: A Rare Tribute to Bentley's Iconic W12 Engine.
Distinctive Design Enhancements: Edition 12 Badging, Numbered Engine Plaque, and More.
Exquisite Craftsmanship Inside and Out: Unique Features and High-End Materials.
Unmatched Performance: The Power and Torque of the Legendary Bentley W12 Engine.
Understated Elegance: Subtle Exterior Details That Set the Speed Edition 12 Apart.
Mesmerizing Opalite Paint Option: A Captivating Blend of Gray-Green with a Subtle Copper Effect.
Unforgettable Interior: Bentley's Speed Color Splits and Grand Black Veneer.
Commemorative Artifact: Receive a Precise 15% Scale Model W12 Block as a Lasting Memento.
Unveiling the Exclusive 2024 Bentley Flying Spur Speed Edition 12: A Celebration of Automotive Engineering Excellence
To celebrate the extraordinary W12 engine that has been at the heart of Bentley’s performance flagship vehicles and the brand itself since 2003, Bentley proudly presents the limited-edition Speed Edition 12. This remarkable collection pays homage to the highly successful 12-cylinder engine that has propelled the company’s engineering achievements to new heights.
Immersed in the legacy of the Speed specification Bentayga, Flying Spur, Continental GT, and Continental GT Convertible models, the Edition 12 package offers a host of distinctive design enhancements. These include special Edition 12 badging, an individually numbered engine plaque, exquisite Edition 12 embroidery, contrast stitching with graduated seat colors, and a Grand Black veneer fascia adorned with the engine firing sequence etching, accompanied by an inlaid Edition 12 badge.
Limited to just 120 units of each model, the Speed Edition 12 is destined to become a rare and highly sought-after tribute to the iconic engine that has propelled Bentley’s cars and fortune for over two decades.
The Revolutionary Bentley W12 Engine
In 2003, Bentley’s pioneering W12 engine marked a new era for the company as it became the powertrain for the groundbreaking Continental GT—the first model produced under Volkswagen Group ownership. The ingenious W-formation of the 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 allowed it to be 24% shorter than a comparable V12 engine, without compromising on power, efficiency, or refinement. Through continuous evolution, the W12 engine has witnessed a 37% increase in power, a 54% increase in torque, and a 25% reduction in emissions. In the Speed Edition 12 models, the W12 engine now delivers an impressive 659PS (650 bhp) @ 5000-6000 rpm, while its legendary Bentley torque peaks at an astounding 900 Nm, available from just 1500 rpm and sustained up to 5000 rpm.
Exterior: Distinction in Subtle Elegance
The external features of the Speed Edition 12 models exude understated refinement, captivating the discerning eye. An exclusive detail that distinguishes these models is the silver brake calipers, a feature not found on any other Bentley model. On the Continental GT and Convertible, you will find the Speed Edition 12 badging adorning the front fender, while the Bentayga and Flying Spur proudly display the Edition 12 badges on the rear quarter, in addition to the existing Speed badge. Opening the bonnet reveals a meticulously crafted numbered Edition 12 plaque, proudly displayed on the engine cover.
Further exterior highlights encompass the Blackline specification exterior brightware, stunning 22″ black painted Speed alloy wheels, and self-levelling wheel badges. Additionally, a captivating new paint option, Opalite, is available—a mesmerizing light grey-green hue with a subtle copper effect that radiates under the brilliance of the sun.
Interior: A Masterclass in Craftsmanship
Stepping inside the Edition 12 models is an experience of true craftsmanship and individuality. Welcoming lamps and illuminated tread plates usher the driver and passengers into an interior that showcases Bentley’s unrivaled attention to detail. All Edition 12 models offer Bentley’s Speed color splits, where the main upholstery color, Beluga black, can be selected as a standalone option or paired with complementary hues such as Brunel blue, Cricket Ball red, Linen, or Orange. The high gloss Grand Black veneer adorns the interior, adding a touch of sophistication.
This limited edition boasts unique features, including seats with Mulliner Silver piping and embroidered Edition 12 namestyle. The upper seat areas are quilted and beautifully contrast-stitched in a graduated three-color ‘fade’ from Anthracite to Porpoise and Stratos. The quilted door panels also showcase exquisite contrast stitching.
Adding to the exceptional interior design, the organ stop air vents feature the distinctive numeral ’12’ machined from solid metal on their faces, paying homage to the iconic W12 engine. The front seat passenger is treated to a delightful detail—an elegant Grand Black veneer facia adorned with the intricate firing sequence of the W12 engine, accompanied by an inlaid Speed Edition 12 badge.
Commemorative 15% Scale Model W12 Block
As a final touch, customers of the Speed Edition 12 will receive a meticulously crafted 15% scale model of the Bentley W12 engine block. Cast using aluminum extracted from a full-size W12 engine block, this precision-crafted artifact serves as a lasting symbol of Bentley’s remarkable and powerful engines. Perfect for display on desks, cabinets, or shelves, the scale model W12 block serves as a perpetual reminder of Bentley’s commitment to automotive excellence.