The Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid has made a rather silent entry in India, arriving with a price tag of Rs 5.25 crore (ex-showroom). We like to think its arrival is keeping in mind that it gets hybrid power, giving it an electric-only range of 51 km. At this price point, we believe you’re less likely to be bothered by these numbers, and instead focus on the more important bits.
Powering the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid is a 2.9-litre V6 hybrid powertrain combined with an electric motor. This setup produces 536 bhp and 76.4 kgm of torque, hitting triple digits in a claimed 4.3 seconds and maxing out at a top speed of 285 kmph. The battery pack is a 18 kWh unit which, as we mentioned, gives it a claimed range of 51 km. However, Bentley has not provided any info regarding charging the plug-in hybrid setup.
Looks-wise, it is unmistakably a Bentley, and it’s definitely among the classiest-looking cars out there. It retains the trademark Bentley twin-round headlamps along with the large grille, while the wide arches make themselves more prominent as you move towards the rear. Then, you get wrap-around tail lamps, along with the flying B mascot, and a ‘hybrid’ badge, obviously. Bentley is said to be offering sixty exterior colour options and fifteen interior upholstery colour options. The Flying Spur Hybrid also lets you choose between a sixteen-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system or a twenty-speaker Naim sound system.
This, or something slightly lower down the order then?