Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition hybrid launched
The limited-edition plug-in hybrid features sustainable materials and can travel up to 25 miles on electric power alone
- Produces 536bhp
- Estimated 25-mile zero-emission range
- Uses sustainable interior materials
To celebrate the introduction of the new Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid, the British carmaker has launched the limited-run Odyssean Edition.
The Flying Spur Odyssean Edition is inspired by the brand’s EXP 100 GT concept car of 2019, which was unveiled to celebrate 100 years of Bentley and will rival plug-in hybrid luxury limousines like the Mercedes S 580 e L.
2021 Flying Spur Odyssean Edition: design and interior
The Odyssean Edition is the first Bentley to use sustainable materials. Inside, the cabin features panels of crafted tweed made from 100% British wool and an open-pore wood, which Bentley says uses 90% less lacquer than high-gloss veneers.
The centre console is finished in a Piano Linen veneer and contrasting three-colour sustainable leather, which is inspired by the 1955 S1 Flying Spur. The upholstery is finished in an exclusive diamond pattern stitching and there are Odyssean Edition treadplates. The mats can also be upgraded to lambswool.
The Odyssean Edition sits on 21-inch 10-twin-spoke alloy wheels and features chrome across the front and rear bumpers, front and rear tail light surrounds and lower side panels.
As well as unique colour and trim options, the Odyssean Edition also features Bentley’s ‘Touring Specification’, which adds equipment and driver assistance systems such as adaptive cruise, lane assist and night vision, along with a head-up display, leather headliner, interior lighting and an illuminated Flying B bonnet mascot.
Powertrain and performance
All Flying Spur Hybrid models are powered by a 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine shared with the Audi RS5, along with a 134bhp electric motor and a 14.1kWh battery. The combined power output is 536bhp, which can propel the car from 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds - this is only marginally slower than the more powerful Flying Spur V8. Bentley claims the hybrid model will be capable of a zero-emission range of up to 25 miles on a full charge.
Prices are yet to be announced for the new Flying Spur Hybrid but it’s indicative of the brand’s future. Bentley plans to only sell plug-in hybrid models from 2026 and fully electric cars from 2030, in accordance with the UK Government’s plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars at the end of the decade. The brand’s first EV is due to make an appearance in 2025.