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The Bentley Flying Spur impresses with its distance swallowing capabilities and the ability to turn heads.

13 Dec 2013

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The BMW 7 Series or the Mercedes Benz S-Class isn’t exclusive enough for you? Or perhaps you want a peace of mind of having a four-wheel drive in your luxury sedan? Then perhaps the folks at Bentley have just the car for you…

The Flying Spur is essentially the more prim and proper version of the Continental GT Coupe, and it sure as hell isn’t too stodgy like a Roller. The car is something an English Premier League footballer might trade in his Bentley Continental GT for after he retires and needs four doors and more comfort for his aching joints.

It's the attention to details that makes the Bentley Flying Spur such a desirable car


 
Or perhaps he still wants to be able to tell his mates that he has a 6.0-litre W12 under the hood, and that he can still kick their asses in a traffic light shootout as easily as he would in a soccer game.

Exterior

While not obvious on first glance, the designers of the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur were given a clean sheet of paper for the sheet metal. But why mess with a classic?

The signature four headlamps front fascia remain, looking nearly identical to its predecessor. But the rear of the car and greenhouse have been re-penned to look tighter and more dynamic.

It's a nice-looking car in an understated kind of way. The sharp edges and creases of the bodywork hint of the power beneath, looking just as purposeful as before. In a way, it’s just all the visual clues that add up to give it the muscular stance without losing its elegant appeal.

Where form meets function, the air vents do the job of cooling down the 6.0-litre powerplant


 
The massive two-piece 21-inch rims wrapped with Pirelli rubber, the massive dual oval tailpipes and the fender vents with the stylised Flying-B logo all point to the fact that it’s poised for action…
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Car Information

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Bentley Flying Spur 6.0 (A)
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Price

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Engine Type

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W12 Twin-Turbocharged

Engine Cap

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5998cc

Horsepower

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460kW (617 bhp)

Torque

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800 Nm

Transmission

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8-speed (A)

Acceleration (0-100 km/h)

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4.6sec

Top Speed

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320km/h

Fuel consumption

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6.8 km/L

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