This is the perfect reason for Bentley to expand its Blackline model range. Most of the changes made to the Flying Spur Mulliner Blackline are limited to the exterior. All the bright chrome trim is blacked out, including the grille, mirror caps, and even the hood trim. As for cabin and powertrain options, things stay the same compared to the standard Flying Spur Mulliner.
The Flying Spur took this “dark” turn, somewhat in silence at Monterey Car Week 2022. The Blackline spec will be offered with all Flying Spur Mulliner color options, and we’re betting it’ll look sick in all those shades. Finally, the world attaches importance to people who do not like vines!
Pricing for the 2023 Bentley Flying Spur Blackline has yet to be announced, but we expect it to outperform the standard Mulliner. The only competition that resembles this Bentley is the Gothic Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost. With the spec sheet unchanged, the Flying Spur Blackline continues to lock horns with the likes of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class and Ferrari Roma.
The overwhelming response to the dark theme makes Bentley embrace the dark side of the Flying Spur Mulliner.
Flying Spur Mulliner exterior color is partially removed
All changes that come with the Blackline Skin Pack for the Flying Spur are limited to the exterior. More precisely, all decorations made of chrome or glossy are now given a shade of black. And it is not an all-black subject, as there are bits of silver elements all over the body.
The headlight trim, mirror caps and door and window trim are painted black here. The front grille gets a combination of black and basic chrome. The case resembles those gorgeous 22-inch wheels (which come as a custom addition to the Blackline package).
These wheels get an equal dose of black and chrome and look cool and fresh. None of the black elements are inherently matte, and the glossy finish pairs well with the overall sheen of this wheel trim. Even the iconic hood trim in the Bentley Flying Spur Blackline specification is black with silver wings.
The images shown here use a heather formation that flaunts shades of purple tanzanite on the exterior. Bentley has modified the Flying Spur’s darker visual appearance to match well with all the exterior shades on offer – Alpine Green (from Sienna), Black Velvet (from Flare), and Light Windsor Blue from Mulliner (from Ascot).
No changes have been made to the interior of the Flying Spur Mulliner Blackline
There are no cabin modifications for the Flying Spur Mulliner for 2023. Models equipped with the Blackline package continue to flaunt the interior layout with crazy factory tweaks.
All four factory collections are kept here offering the finest quality leather upholstery in different two-tone colours, each made up of five different shades that fuse together to form a unit in luxury, comfort and technology.
And as always, the second row seats are where things get super comfy. While the stock layout is already overwhelming and plentiful, we’d love that the Bentley would seep a little into the darker side of the cabin and most likely be limited to door sills or even unique trim on the dashboard or center console.
Flying Spur Blackline packs famous Bentley engines
There are no changes to the flexible powertrain options on Flying Spur Blackline models. Bentley offers three engine options here. The standard engine is a tried and tested 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that pumps out 550 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. This engine helps the Flying Spur go from 0 to 60 mph in 4 seconds flat and a top speed of 198 mph. Next up is the popular 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 that makes 634 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque.
This sinister engine charges the Flying Spur from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and is capable of doing 207 mph. Then we have the newest and most fuel-efficient of the cars, the 2.9-liter hybrid engine. This engine produces 543 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, which is good for 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 177 mph. A Blackline package is available for all of these engine options.
Bentley Flying Spur Black Line: A luxury dark car experience
Until now, all-black features on the cars were defined as sporty transformation. But with luxury makers tuning in to showcase and flaunt black specimens of their shows, we’re now witnessing a more luxurious and luxurious side of being a villain.
The Blackline-spec Flying Spur may not be the car’s most immersive “dark side” approach, but Bentley has done a comfortable job of balancing sporty character and luxury allure, at its best offering.