Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Some cars are fast; this car is in a league of its own. The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is a stellar four-door version of the Bentley Continental GT, and has been in production since 2005. The new Flying Spur is being built by Bentley as its fastest four-door model ever, and is a highly capable grand touring car. Oddly, some automotive journalists have decided to wage war against its, in their words, bland and unadventurous styling. Nevertheless, this powerhouse is equipped with a 6 L, twin-turbocharged W12 engine producing 552 hp; with a top speed of 195 mph or 313 km/h. Bentley is offering four-wheel drive as standard on all models. Just as the Continental GT, the Flying Spur is built on the Volkswagen D platform. The Flying Spur is currently being built in the Transparent Factory in Dresden, Germany, although prior to 2005 it was manufactured in Crewe. The talented design team on the Flying Spur is same team that produced the Continental GT. Sales for the new model commenced in spring 2005 at which point it was designated with the same level of ultra-luxury as the Arnage or the Azure. However, the Spur can be had for about $80,000 less than the aforementioned models. Consequently, the Mulliner customization options are not as comprehensive. Lambs wool rugs, rear seat DVD entertainment system and rear veneer picnic table are available add-ons. Either way, the car is going to be a delight to drive and sure to draw the attention of anyone passing by. Perhaps it is worth it to save the $80,000 and purchase the Flying Spur for its immense speed and leave the lambs wool to the other models. It really comes down to personal preference and whether the driver is looking to actually test the ability of the machine or relish in its lavishness.