Engineers deal with 6,546-pound new Bentley

02/20/2013 | Gizmag

A host of engineering innovations help make the Bentley Flying Spur appear lighter than its actual 6,546 pounds. The "Audi-derived 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 powertrain, tied to a ZF eight-speed transmission brings about a very much welcome 616 HP and 590 lb. ft of torque to the big 19-inch 265/45 ZR20-rated rubber bits," writes Angus MacKenzie. "This new iteration delivers a 14 percent power to weight ratio improvement over the previous model."

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