Bentley Flying Spur interior
The Flying Spur’s interior is a little less restrained than a Rolls-Royce’s, but there’s no arguing with its quality – it’s truly stunning. It also has one of the best touchscreens on sale, even if Rolls’ BMW -based system is better still.
Everything is extremely high-quality inside, although slightly more in your face than anything from Rolls, including the colours, quilted leathers and knurled metals.
The Continental GT’s traditional round ‘bullseye’ vents have been replaced in the centre of the dashboard with new shaped, precision detailed vents between which sits a Bentley-branded clock. You’ll also find fine bronze detailing around the clock and switches which lift things further, and the optional Mulliner Driving Pack brings three-dimensional diamond-quilted leather door inserts, inspired by the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 design concept.
It’s also worth mentioning the wood used inside, which is all real and looks superb. Veneers like Crown Cut Walnut, Dark Fiddleback and Piano Black are offered as options, but there are five further veneers available. There’s even more choice when it comes to leather, with no less than 15 shades in the brochure. Of course, that’s the brochure – give Bentley enough money and you can have your interior any way you want it.
Everything you touch inside the Bentley Flying Spur is just, well, wow! There isn't a plastic, leather or wood trim that doesn't feel tip-top.
The Bentley Flying Spur’s infotainment system is visually stunning. It’s a huge 12.3-inch touchscreen borrowed from Porsche that looks fantastic and is responsive to touch, proving to be one of the best of its kind. Built-in sat-nav, Bluetooth, DAB radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are all included, but on balance, the BMW-based system in the Ghost is even easier to use while driving.
You also get a set of digital dials borrowed from Audi. It might’ve been nice to have an analogue set in something like a Bentley, but even so, they look brilliant, are easy to understand and configurable so you can see the information you want to see when you want to see it.
Bentley hasn’t forgotten the sound system, either. There are three to choose between, starting with the standard 10-speaker 650-watt system that’ll out-class even high-level systems in most other cars. Or you can spend extra to have a 1500-watt, 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen set, that’ll really ramp up the sound. Still not enough? Then you’ll need the hugely expensive 2200-watt Naim system that is made exclusively for Bentley. If that’s good enough, nothing will be.