Bentley Flying Spur Review
Flying Spur, an alluring exquisite saloon from the dignified car maker, Bentley that has imbibed in it world class luxury and superior designing with which it has created its own edge in the automotive industry. Bentley which is renowned for producing ultra-fast two door coupe has tried their hands on saloon with the elegant Flying Spur. With a name as fresh as Flying Spur, the car was introduced in 2005 and is designed on the same platform as Continental GT. It is not as grand as Mulsanne but still combines unique technology and profound characteristic of its maker brand.
Engine, mileage, and variant
Delivering power to the wheels on road is the refreshed version of V8 and W12 engine. Under the hood of the Flying Spur rests a 4.0 Litre V8 machine and a 6-litre twin turbocharged W12 delivering. The former producing a maximum power of 507 PS at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 800 Nm at 1700 rpm. While the latter generates 625 PS @ 6000 rpm and 800Nm @ 1700rpm. The V8 engine is able to clock from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds while the W12 will make it in 4.6 seconds. The top speed record is 295 km/h in case of V8 mill and 320 km/h in case of the W12 machine. The mileage records at 10.9 L / 100 km (V8) and 9.8 l/100 km (W12).
Supporting the meaning of its name, the exterior is properly designed where extensive styling has been infused with aerodynamics. Having sleek silhouette along with sharp edges, the car showcases a lot of eye-appealing features. The front has bi-xenon headlights with daylight running LEDs and hand-fitted chrome front grille which give it a stout appeal. Its lower roof line, crisp lines running on the length, and neatly carved wheel arches gives it a classic appeal. A strong rear haunch with warp around tail lamps increase the elegant contemporary feel. The dimensions stand as (5299 X 1984 X 1488)mm ( L X W X H) and wheelbase as 3066 mm. Further, the set of 19-inch alloy wheels help this beauty to run on distinct terrains.
In-spite of being hard on performance, the car has it all that make you feel super comfortable and luxurious inside. The leather upholstery, the wooden waist rails running through the entire cabin and the elegant veneers give a rich aroma. The car is spacious enough to accommodate passengers and their luggage in the 475 litres of boot space. The environment in the car is both cool and musical, with the organ-stop air vent controls and big screen and 11 separate balanced mode radiator speakers music system. Thus, a drive in it will be nothing less than an exhilarating experience.
This state-of-the-art creation is worth experiencing with all the necessary safety features fitted well in place. The features include Iron brakes with painted brake caliper along with anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution, hydraulic brake assist, and drag torque control for efficient braking. The front, side, and curtain airbags along with impact protection system and steel monocoque structure really aid one from the impact of a collision.
Positioning itself as a strong competitor of Rolls Royce Ghost, the Flying Spur has a world class stand with its strong performance, aesthetic exterior appeal, and luxury imparting interiors. It is a dignity to own and maintain this car where the brand speaks for itself.