The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is a four-door variant of the Bentley Continental GT coupé, manufactured by the legendary car maker Bentley Motors of Britain. Bentley Motors has been in existence from the year 1919, founded by Walter Owen Bentley. The car maker was then known as W.O Bentley or just WO. The youthful car maker was then bought by Rolls-Royce in 1931 and from 1998, the car maker has been owned by the Volkswagen Group of Germany from 1998. The Bentley Continental Flying Spur has been on the market from the year 2005. In the year 2009, the Flying Spur was developed in to the Continental Flying Spur Speed. This model of the Bentley Continental Flying Spur is hand built by Bentley at its plant in Britain.
The Bentley Continental Flying Spur comes as a full size luxury vehicle with comes as a 4-door saloon which adopts a longitudinal front engine. It makes use of a 6.0 liter twin turbo engine with the 6-speed tiptronic automatic transmission. The current Bentley Continental Flying Spur speed, marketed to South Africa also takes on the 6 liter engine which is capable of a maximum power of 412kW at 6100 rpm, and a maximum torque of 650Nm delivered between 1600 & 6100 rpm. The Bentley Continental Flying Spur comes as a continuous all-wheel drive which makes use of a 6-speed automatic transmission. It is capable of a top speed of 322km/hr, similar to the Flying Spur Speed and can accelerate from zero to 100km/hr in just 5.2 seconds. The Bentley Continental Flying Spur speed records an urban fuel consumption of 26.2 liters per 100km and a combined fuel consumption ratio of 17 liters per 100km.
The Bentley Continental Flying Spur speed comes with a wheelbase of 3065mm, an overall height of 1398mm and a width [across mirrors] of 2194mm. The luxury vehicle makes use of a 90 liter fuel tank which gives a fuel range of above 500km; based on the combined fuel consumption ratio. The Gross Vehicle Weight of the Bentley Continental Flying Spur speed is 2940kg and its kerb weight is 2525kg.
The Bentley Continental Flying Spur speed takes on most of the standard exterior features on the Flying Spur Speed. Its exterior is defined by many standard features which include the traditional Bentley matrix grille integrated into bonnet and famed black winged ‘B’ badge to radiator shell, boot lid and wheel centres, twin Bi-Xenon headlamps with integrated washer jets, rear LED tail-lighting and discreet high level stop-lamp execution to lower screen, the Bentley branded front brake calipers, electronic Tyre Pressure Monitor (TPM) and electronic cruise control. Other standard features which are of note include the color keyed electronically adjustable door mirrors with heating, power folding and memory function which is electronically linked to internal rear view mirror, the keyless entry and keyless ignition, choice of 16 exterior paint colors, dark chromed upper grille, 20 inch speed alloy sports wheels in painted finish and power boot.
The interior matches the level of style of the exterior and provides exquisite comfort, luxury and great convenience. Inside the car, owners have the joy of such functionalities and features as the steering column mounted gearshift paddles, engine start / stop button which is linked to keyless entry / start system, the Burr Walnut unbleached premium veneer to fascia, upper door trim, and front and rear console, infotainment system incorporating DVD Satellite Navigation and hi-fi system with rear remote control, 6xCD changer incorporated in the glove compartment, the satellite radio and the Bluetooth® telephone system with remote SIM access profile integrated into infotainment system. The vehicle’s interieo also benefits from the electronically-adjustable front seats with lumbar massage, memory and heating settings and the four-zone electronic climate control for its hosting capabilities.
Like the Flying Spur Speed the Bentley Continental Flying Spur comes fully equipped with functioning, tried and tested safety and security features. For safety, the vehicle embraces such features as the discrete braking, cornering and traction functions mesh; supported in function by the self-adjusting air springs and electronic dampers which operate independently for each wheel, while permanent all-wheel drive enhances traction control. The Continental Flying Spur is equipped with a total of six airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners and retraction systems for all seats, and a front passenger seat occupant detection system. Security for the Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed comes from the laminated glazing, and the GPS tracking which comes as an option, multi-function alarm system featuring immobilization, exterior and interior sensing, glass break and inclination sensing.
The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is not just a brilliant design on paper. It is a performing vehicle which has earned respect for what it is and what it offers.