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2017 Bentley Flying Spur V8 S To Arrive At Geneva Motor Show

2017 Bentley Flying Spur V8

The 2016 Geneva Motor Show next month is shaping up to be the best one so far, especially for Bentley buyers who can check out the new Flying Spur V8 S that is expected to debut there.

As the name suggests, this new power machine will have the same powertrain as the Continental GT V8 S, but with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that can deliver 521 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque.

Do you remember the Flying Spur V8 in 2015? That the same V-8 that would be used in this version, although that one had a slightly subpar 500 horsepower and 487 lb-ft. With this extra boost in engine power, Bentley claims the V8 S could accelerate to 60 mph from rest in mere 4.6 seconds, which is 0.3 second quicker than the Flying Spur V8.

The top speed for the V8 S would be 190 mph, Bentley added.

The Flying Spur V8 S also has an eight-speed automatic transmission, rear-biased all-wheel-drive system, and a unique setup for the suspension and the electronic stability control. Then, it also boasts of the returned system that allows increased wheel slip at higher speeds.

According to Bentley, the suspension setup is designed to deliver a more focused driving experience.

Those who wants a faster performance can also get the Flying Spur with a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W-12          with 616 hp and 590 lb-ft. However, the extra weight of the engine won’t have the feel of a sports car as compared to the V8 and V8 S.

As for the aesthetics, the Bentley V8 S has a black radiator grille and rear diffuser, a grille insert, and a 20-inch open-spoke painted wheels. Inside, you can expect piano-black wood veneers, three-spoke sports steering wheel, a knurled gear lever with matching knurled shift paddles, and multiple “V8 S” logos, even on the headrests.

The Bentley Flying Spur V8 S will begin deliveries this summer.

Volvo V90 Station Wagon Announced for Geneva Motor Show

Volvo V90 Station Wagon (6)

The Volvo V90 Station Wagon might be a little on the domestic side compared to its siblings, the Volvo XC90 SUV and the Volvo S90 sedan, but it doesn’t mean it won’t be a thing of beauty once it hits the Geneva Motor Show 2016.

Although Volvo’s recent success came from the stunning XC90 SUV, we cannot deny the fact that the Swedish carmaker’s legacy had always been the station wagon. With the release of the V90, it looks like Volvo is once again inching to be at the top in that segment.

The problem, of course, lies in the fact that this segment has been dominated by crossovers and SUVs in the past years. But for certain folks, the station wagon is still the best way to transport their kids to and from school. This especially holds true to those living in Vermont, Colorado and Washington State. A family car such as the station wagon is still the best way to go for these old folks.

The V90 is the station wagon version of the S90 sedan, which is the sedan version of the SUV. The sedan and SUV were both welcomed to warm receptions last year, so the expectations for the station wagon are up to the roof. No pressure, though, as it looks like the V90 will exceed all of these.

The V90 will come with a powertrain that can deliver more than 400 horsepower if you would prefer the T8 plug-in hybrid package. This is more than enough power for a station wagon, mind you.

The interiors and exteriors are both impressive, and even the rear is surprisingly better than the sedan version, which has been heavily criticized in the past.

As of now, there are still no pricing and availability details aside from the fact that it might come to the market late this year.

Source: Verge

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