Bentley has set a new benchmark for powerful, luxury sedans by unveiling its new Flying Spur – a four-door cruiser that packs a monstrous 6-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine.
But the brutal unit underneath the bonnet isn't the be all and end all of this story as the British firm has worked hard to make its new model more refined and more comfortable for its driver and occupants.
Extensive use of stronger, lightweight materials means the Flying Spur's foundations are stiffer, reducing noise and vibration within the carriage.
Further noise reduction is achieved through sound-deadening materials inside the cabin. Ride comfort is improved thanks to softened springs in the air suspension as well as larger sidewalls on the 19-inch tyres.
Despite all this comfort, the Flying Spur is still capable of hitting 200mph and it completes the 0-60mph sprint in just 4.3 seconds while its occupants recline in luxury.
The hand-crafted interior comes loaded with the latest technology, including a central infotainment system that is controlled via an 8-inch touch screen display.
The car also boasts its own Wi-Fi hotspot that all occupants can connect to and if they don't fancy emailing while travelling, they can enjoy a DVD on the 10-inch LCD displays mounted in the back of the front headrests.
The new Flying Spur will be displayed at the Geneva Motorshow in March where pricing will also be revealed.