The journey continues…
… With the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition
Epic poem The Odyssey attributed to the ancient Greek poet Homer talks of a long adventure-filled journey. The telling of a journey home has inspired many works of art and fiction and this too applies to the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean edition. Widely regarded as a timeless classic, the Bentley is synonymous with luxury and pushing automotive craftsmanship to new limits and now the future starts here. Are you ready for an adventure?
‘Prepare to take another stunning step on the journey towards an electric Bentley future. The Flying Spur Hybrid showcases Bentley’s ability to combine sustainable design with exquisite craftsmanship and truly effortless perfomance. Crafted for the world we live in today – consider this the new standard for luxury hybrid cars.’
A statement of sustainable design the limited edition launch has been expertly crafted to push the boundaries, without compromise to the renowned Bentley character and style.
The Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition new powertrain combines a 2.9‑litre V6 petrol engine with an advanced electric motor. With high power reserves, superior torque and quick throttle response the latest hybrid model gives little away to the Flying Spur V8 in acceleration, passing 60 mph from a standstill in 4.1 seconds (0−100 km/h in 4.3 secs).
The cabin features a wealth of sustainable materials including panels of beautifully crafted tweed made from 100% British wool and the open pore Koa veneer fascias and waistrails use 90% less lacquer than high-gloss veneers, and allow the natural surface texture and aesthetic of the wood to be enjoyed.
The centre console is finished in a sleek, minimalist Piano Linen veneer, whilst a dedicated three-colour leather scheme lends the whole interior new depth. Together with new materials, leather is also used widely across the cabin, thanks to its long-term durability. Indeed, Bentley’s own 1955 S1 Flying Spur was referenced during the design process, as the car still retains its original, now-66-year-old leather interior which is still in immaculate condition.
To the exterior, painted Pale Brodgar accents on the 21” ten twin-spoke wheels and lower brightware (front and rear bumpers, headlight and tail light surrounds and lower body side chrome) result in a uniquely serene character. A curated exterior palette of six colours have been recommended to harmonise with the Pale Brodgar accents, but the full Bentley palette can be chosen from.
As part of Bentley’s journey towards electrification and the Beyond100 strategy (delivering a product range composed entirely of plug-in hybrids or battery electric vehicles by 2026) which was announced earlier this year, a research activity was undertaken to understand customer usage of Bentley Hybrid owners. The results showed that Over 90 per cent of customers use their first generation Bentayga Hybrid on a daily basis or several times a week and nearly 100 per cent of customers use EV mode, with half of them consistently undertaking journeys of less than 30 miles, showing that the majority of journeys can be achieved predominantly whilst producing zero emissions.
Detailing like no other
The Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition demonstrates that hybridisation does not compromise luxury or performance. With an unperceivable blend between the internal combustion engine and electric motor, refined serenity is on offer regardless of driving mode or style.
The Bentley hybrid shows that beauty truly can be sustainable. The question you have to ask yourself is where will my journey take me?