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  • Writer's pictureAbhishek Deshmukh

Bentley Flying Spur - The Gentleman's Fast Car

Updated: Apr 2, 2023

The epitome of luxury is back with its refreshed and facelifted avatar. Yes, we are talking about the Flying Spur by Bentley, also avowed as the Land Yacht. Bentleys are typically known for their serene and creamy smooth ride quality and the Flying Spur is no different. It is headquartered in Crewe, England, United Kingdom. The Flying Spur made its debut in 2013 and it was a massive hit in the luxury car segment. This avatar is not only about the backseat comfort but also a ticket for a thrilling driving experience behind the wheel which isn’t really seen in a car of this hierarchy.

An Overview -

This Bentley is a perfect blend of both ingredients, driving experience, and luxury. It is cleaner and bolder than its predecessor. It is built for both, a person who likes being behind the wheel and a person who likes to be chauffeured in the backseat. There is no good reason to even try to misjudge the car as an all-show and no-go because it has some serious torque and power under the hood, which is enough to spill your $2000 champagne if someone drives it like a maniac.

Performance -

The all-new Flying Spur uses the same engine as its two-door sibling, the Continental GT. It is a 6.0-liter W12 powerhouse that produces whopping 635 horses and a gigantic 900 Nm of torque which is quite intense for a car this huge because this four-door ultra-luxury saloon weighs 5,372lbs (2,436.698 kilograms). It does a 0 - 100kmph sprint in just 3.7 seconds which is immensely quick and remarkable. The top speed of this car is 207mph (333kph) which is unimaginable and it is much more than a lot of sportscars. Its eight-speed transmission can hit the top speed in the sixth gear itself while the remaining 2 are there to help save fuel during high-speed cruising. It gets anti-roll bars to provide better stability and to stop the car from leaning in corners. The Flying Spur is one thirsty car that will keep gulping fuel and it won’t be able to provide a mileage of more than 20mpg (8.5kmpl).

Interior and Options -

This masterpiece comes with 15 leather options including the two-tone treatment. The wooden trim is on offer as well. It gets a 12.3-inch infotainment screen as standard which can rotate just like its two-door sibling, the Continental GT if you are ready to chip in $6,365. There’s a Mulliner Driving Specification on offer which adds a leather headliner and three-dimensional leather to the door panels. This treatment enhances the interior and converts it into a diamond-like surface on the doors. This particular option will cost you $13,160. Bentley claims that the last row of the car has got enough legroom to accommodate a full-sized NBA Player. Bentley also offers a 19-speaker audio system by Naim as an option which is reputed for its blissful and pure audio quality. If, by any chance, the variety offered by Bentley in its menu doesn’t satisfy you then the highly skilled craftspeople will be happy to cater to you with a customized interior by charging some extra cash.

Extra Mile -

This Flying Spur is sharper than the debut version and the Flying Spur badge has come a long way. It gets a gigantic rounded-rectangular grille which really adds up to the beauty of the car and it, surely, is a head-turner. The vehicle is dominated by Matrix LEDs which brighten up the road really well. It gets rear-wheel steering as standard (never used in any Bentley) which offers better agility and stability. As the car is unlocked, the ‘Big B’ (Bentley’s Logo) pops out of the front end to greet the owner. The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class and the Rolls-Royce Ghost are the competitors of the Bentley Flying Spur. Therefore, the Bentley Flying Spur is undeniably a great car to experience behind the wheel and behind the driver as well. The entry-level Flying Spur will cost you well over $200,000 which will keep shooting up as you surf through the available options.

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