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Flying Spur Hybrid: Bentley announces new limited “Odyssean Edition” model

29 July 2021• Written by Olivia Michel

British car manufacturer Bentley has announced the launch of a hybrid version of its Flying Spur model. To celebrate the announcement, the company has released a special limited edition of the car, called the “Odyssean.”

The eco-friendly design of the model marks Bentley’s commitment to creating sustainable luxury cars for the future.

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The Odyssean Edition is constructed with an advanced hybrid powertrain system which can provide the car with 536 bhp and 750 Nm of torque for a powerful experience on the road.

Combined with a 2.9 litre V6 petrol engine and an electric motor, the hybrid car significantly reduces emissions and can cover over 700km on a full tank – but still offers the impressive performance expected of a Bentley, able to accelerate up to 60mph from a standstill in just 4.1 seconds.

The eco-friendly nature of the car doesn’t stop there, however. The interior of the car has been designed with a range of sustainable materials, including an open pore Koa wood veneer that uses 90% less lacquer than high-gloss veneers.

The cabin has also been finished with a tweed fabric made from 100% British wool and sustainable, 66-year-old aged leather with six varieties of warm colours for owners to choose from. The exterior paint colour can also be modified to customers’ desires using the full Bentley palette.

Other details offered as opt-ins with the Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition include driver-assistance systems like cruise control and lane assist and interior mood lighting.

A fully connected experience is also offered via the Bentley app, allowing owners to identify nearby e-charging ports or to remotely control the temperature of the car to prepare for a journey, whether that means cooling it down on a hot day or warming up the cabin before a winter drive.

The Flying Spur Hybrid marks a significant moment in Bentley’s electrification journey, with the company committed to delivering on its Beyond100 strategy to produce a complete range of battery-powered and hybrid products by 2026. 

In recent months, the brand has also branched out into interior yacht design with the 18m Contest 59 CS sailing yacht.

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