A Big Sedan With Strong Performance
Bentley finally graced us with the appearance of the third-generation Flying Spur. The car features the same underpinnings as the new Continental GT and is said to be sportier than ever before. The company claims the car is the “world’s most advanced luxury Grand Touring sports sedan.” We hope that’s correct.
Judging by some of the additions to the car, we’d speculate Bentley is right about that. The car gets an aluminum and composite chassis, active 48-volt anti-roll bars, all-wheel steering, all-wheel drive, and Bentley Dynamic Ride for wonderful ride quality.
Powering the big sedan is a variety of engines with the range-topping one getting a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine. That powerplant puts out 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed dual clutch transmission wrangles all that power in a way the all-wheel-drive system sees fit.
The new Flying Spur can do a 0-60 mph time of just 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 207 mph. It’s not all about straight-line speed, though. The company adjusted the weight of the car, too, which ensures it’s a better handling car on the road.
Inside, you get an obscene amount of luxury materials and technology, including luscious leather throughout the cabin, real metal and real wood trim, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a digital instrument cluster, and remote control for the infotainment system for the rear passengers.
The wheelbase of the car was stretched by over five inches. Most of that length went to making the interior as spacious as possible. It also helps further smooth out the ride of this luxurious beast of a machine. We can’t wait to see one in the flesh.