Whether to consider it as the gene transfer from the epitome of luxury Rolls Royce or the brand's true dedication towards its models. But surely this British Luxury automaker has gained huge fame from its very known high performance luxury vehicles. Adding one more product to its success, the brand is out with its new model under the saloon segment- The Bentley Flying Spur. Sharing the platform with Volkswagen Phaeton, the car is designed with a contemporary way of styling, for which the brand is known for. Introduced in the year 2005, this model has toured a long way, and still there is no sign of fade.
This nicely ornate luxurious 4-door saloon comes in two trim levels- Flying Spur W12 and the mighty Flying Spur V8. Gleaming hood of the car accommodates a 4.0-litre and a 6.0-litre turbocharged engine, churning out a maximum power output in the range 500 bhp to 616 bhp (at 6000 rpm). All wheel drive train with 40:60 (front/rear) torque split is availed with a peak torque value ranging from 660 Nm to 800 Nm (at 1700 rpm). With 8-speed automatic transmission, the car clings to 100 kmph in just 4.6 seconds and at the same time reaching to a maximum speed of 320 kmph. Variable displacement system equipped in the car allows it to deliver a decent mileage of 9.17 km/L.
Lustrous body aesthetics of the car is the result of in house treatment given to it. Jeweled head lamps with LED integrated lights and the V-notched shape of the hood screams out the domination it holds, when rolled out on street. Stainless steel radiator matrix allows the car to gasp ample air to the engine bay. Dual riffled exhaust tailpipes and geometrically arranged tail lamps adds to the sporty trait of the car. With emblem at the centre, the nicely designed alloys of the car accommodates a rim size ranging from 19-inch to 21-inch. Measurement range of 5299mm X 1924mm-1984mm X 1488mm (LXWXH) alongside a huge wheelbase clocking 3066mm suits to the ravishing and elegant silhouette of the Spur.
Bentley offers a nice set of customization factor to transform your Spur to your own imagination. Fascia panels made of veneer choice of Burr Walnut brings a luxurious aura all in the cabin space. 3-spoke wood and leather trimmed steering wheel has electrically adjustable and memory function that, adapts your mode of driving. 14-way adjustable seats have a couple of decent comfort factors, that would make you feel cozy even at harsh road gradients. Adaptive cruise control offers you fatigue free driving while cruising on long and open road. Also, as available in most of the top-end luxuries, there are three screens, one embedded on the dashboard with MMI Navigation functionalities and two big monitors on the rear of front seats. In order to accommodate your heavy baggages, the car comes with an ample boot space of 475-litres.
Efficient ceramic brakes of the car accommodates anti-lock braking system, that lets you avail with safe and skid-free braking. Four linked double wishbone at the front and trapezoidal multi-link at the rear comes with a computer controlled self leveling feature, that lets you encounter varied road conditions. Airbag package of the car comes with front, rear, thorax and knee protection, that lets you escape from fatal injuries during crash. Electronic tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) of the car makes you alert if there is a loss of pressure in the tyres. Park distance control system makes you alert by displaying it on infotainment system, if there is any obstacle in the rear while parking on tight areas.
With ravishing new look and improved fuel economy, the Flying spur has managed to climb the list of most admirable cars of the era. Since the car is an in house built model, even the price tag embedded seems worth every penny spent.