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New Bentley Flying Spur V8 enters production
The new Flying Spur V8 has entered full production at Bentley’s Crewe headquarters, with the first cars on their way to retailers and customers. Production of the new Flying Spur is at 100% capacity, as a result of Bentley’s Covid-19 protocols that have prevented any cases of on-site transmission to date.
A team of craftspeople assemble each new Flying Spur V8 by hand, taking over 100 hours, across 84 individual stages. The new V8-powered Flying Spur builds on a distinguished lineage, with Bentley recently producing the 40,000th Flying Spur since 2005. The process of creating a new Flying Spur is meticulous in approach – for example, it takes 141 craftspeople using three kilometres of thread to combine 350 unique leather pieces to make the 60 components that form the interior.
Member of the board for manufacturing, Peter Bosch, said: “The new Flying Spur V8 is the newest addition to our family of luxury grand tourers, built in our carbon neutral factory in Crewe. Around 100 hours of skilled handcraftsmanship go into each and every Flying Spur, in a factory running entirely on renewable or sustainably-sourced power. The Flying Spur V8 becomes our tenth model in production at the moment, and we’re really looking forward to getting the first cars to their lucky new owners.”