Bentley Flying Spur Review
The Bentley Flying Spur is one of the most luxurious, and high-tech, saloon cars on sale but it’s very expensive and less powerful alternatives will require fewer fuel stops on long drives.
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The Bentley Flying Spur is a luxurious four-door alternative to the two-door Bentley Continental GT that sets its sights squarely on the likes of the Mercedes Maybach S650 and Rolls-Royce Ghost.
On the outside, you get a whopping great chrome grille, huge alloy wheels, plenty of shiny trim and intricate headlights inspired by whiskey tumblers. At the rear, there’s a set of huge brake lights that mirror the Bentley ‘Flying B’ logo and a pair of giant oval exhausts.
Things get even more luxurious inside, thanks to the Bentley Flying Spur’s spacious cabin that’s clad with plenty of uber-posh materials. Don’t think this mansion-esque interior has forgotten about tech, however; you can get the same slick touchscreen infotainment system as the Continental GT that can be hidden away with the press of a button.
The Bentley Flying Spur is so luxurious in the back that you may want to consider hiring a chauffeur to do the driving for you.
The Bentley Flying Spur’s 6.0-litre petrol engine is pretty high-tech, too. This W12 unit produces a whopping 635hp so you can blast from 0-60mph in less than 3.7 seconds and dispatch slow-moving traffic without a second thought.
The eight-speed automatic gearbox has two gears designed specifically for high-speed cruising too, but despite this, the Bentley Flying Spur will struggle to return more than 20mpg.