The 2020 Bentley Flying Spur hasn’t even hit yet and we’re already seeing a special edition being offered. Granted, the Flying Spur First Edition is being offered by Bentley and the first example of the first edition wasn’t be offered for sale. Rather, it’s intended destination was an auction at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s inaugural ball called “Midsummers Party” held on July 24 at Jean Pogizzi’s Villa Dorane in Cap d’Antibes, near Cannes and Nice on the French Riviera.
The winning bid walked away with a Flying Spur that is completely unique.
Given that the Flying Spur isn’t available yet, what makes the first edition special is mostly cosmetic. It will feature a unique exterior badge with a Union Jack flag and the numeral 1 on the centre. The headrests will also feature first edition winged emblems embroidery. The tread plates will also sow the Union Jack flag. The first edition will sport a set of 22-inch Mulliner alloy wheels.
Much like the “regular” edition, the first edition will feature Bentley’s rotating display, which allows you to switch from a touchscreen display to a set of analog dials. The first edition also has the Touring specification for its lane assist, night vision, a head-up display, and adaptive cruise control. It will also make use of Bentley’s all-wheel steering.
Under the hood, the first edition will be powered by a 6.0L twin-turbo W12 engine. In other words, the first edition will be capable of 626 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. That much power translates into a 0 to 60 speed in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 207 miles per hour.
There’s no word on how much the first edition will sell for, but it will only be made for one year.
It may not be as exclusive as the car offered at Elton John’s event, but it will be a car that very few people will be able to claim as their own.