Bentley’s four-door ‘Continental’-series limousine (luxury cars) began its modern life in 2006 as the Continental Flying Spur, and it wasn’t until its biggest model overhaul to date in 2014 that it dropped the nomenclatural prefix that links it with Crewe’s current two-door GT.
However, the Flying Spur is now in its third generation, which can be easily deduced from the design of the vehicle, which is now more imposing and boastful and takes numerous cues from the most recent and aesthetically pleasing Continental GT coupe. The ‘junior’ saloon produced by Crewe is another vehicle that receives significant advantages from a newly developed platform. This platform was developed in collaboration with Porsche and features four-wheel steering as well as active anti-roll bars. It also does a better job of insulating the incredibly luxurious cabin from the noise and vibrations of the road, and it lays the groundwork for genuinely good driving dynamics. There has been a discernible increase in both grip and balance, as well as steering.
The same calling-card 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine is available, of course. It generates 626 horsepower in addition to bottomless torque, which propels the vehicle to 62 miles per hour in comfortably less than four seconds and on to a top speed of more than 200 miles per hour. In the near future, Bentley will also release variants of the Spur that feature a lighter, more freely revving V8 engine as well as a six-cylinder hybrid drivetrain.
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