- The third-gen Bentley Flying Spur is capable of doing 333kmph
- Combines limousine comfort in sports sedan package, claims the carmaker.
After waiting for almost two years since the reveal of the Continental GT, the third-generation Bentley Flying Spur is finally here. Bentley’s luxury four-door Grand Tourer duality has the agility of a sports sedan agility and modern limousine refinement, says the British marque.
Built from the ground up, the new Flying Spur is longer than its predecessor with a wheelbase extended by 5.1 inches which simply means more luxury for the rear passengers who are usually accustomed to such lavishness. Appearance wise, it takes the same route as the previous generation model – slapping on two more doors to sensuous Conti GT coupe. But the big imposing grille upfront will be hard for anyone to miss, for anyone, especially since its multiple vertical louvres, are done in chrome. And for those of you wondering about why such a grille has made an appearance in a modern car, you should know that this design harks back to the iconic 1957 Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur
The stately grille is flanked by same LED matrix headlights as seen on the GT and so are the rear LED taillights. The Luxo barge sits on massive, multi-spoke 21-inch wheels which can also be upgraded to 22-inch set from Mulliner. But the most important ornament on the exterior is the newly-designed ‘Flying B’ mascot adorning the nose. And it is electrically retractable and the logo’s wings are illuminated as well. Also, there are 17 Bentley exterior colour options to choose from.
On the inside, the ultra-luxurious cabin is offered with 15 hide colours and 3D diamond quilted leather inserts. There are a plethora of veneers to choose from for that special personalization touch, while the modern feature list includes a hide-away 12.3-inch rotating touchscreen. There’s panoramic glass sunroof stretching the full length of the roof as well as a 19-speaker 2,200 Watts Naim music system included for the added extravagance.
Under the skin, the Flying Spur gets the same twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 engine from the rest of the range which produces 626bhp and a whopping 900Nm. All this power is sent to the wheels via a dual-clutch eight-speed automatic transmission. Although the Limo tips the scale at around 2,435 kilograms it could still do the 0-100kmph dash in sportscar-shaming 3.8 seconds and hit a top speed of a respectable 333kmph.