The first thing to do upon purchasing the 2015 Bentley Flying Spur would be to locate an open and unmonitored stretch of pavement and take it all the way up to speed…just once. The next gen Flying Spur is bringing it in the performance department, seemingly ignorant of that 2.7-ton curb weight! Brilliant. Some view the Flying Spur as a gracefully aging lady in need of preservation, but she can certainly hold her own and shock any unfamiliar driver.
The 2015 Bentley Flying Spur at a glance:
- For just under $228k, buyers get a taste of the brand’s future: a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine releasing 616 healthy horses onto the pavement
- That price includes a modest destination fee of $2,725 and a punishment fee of $2,600 for inhaling gas like an alcoholic on a Friday at 5pm
- Will the 2016 Flying Spur go a litter leaner on the fuel consumption with pending regulation on the matter taking effect? While many automakers are falling in line, some of the heavier machines may take a bit longer to catch up, no matter how fast they are!
What some view as an elegant slice of environmental havoc, others see as rolling tradition with the potential to evolve. The Bentley Flying Spur has been around since 1957, with the first offering being a four-door touring saloon with coachwork by H.J. Mulliner & Co. Like with any home run, the model maintained its exclusivity through customization and limited production and now serves as an example of how the best things in life just keep up with the changes while holding true to their historic value. Bentley does offer a variety of other exotic cars and is likely to release its first-ever luxury SUV at some point, so overall, the heavier and more decadent Flying Spur deserves her place in the lineup.
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