2006 bently flying spur




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  • The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is a four-door saloon produced by Bentley Motors Limited This arrangement ended in , when all assembly work reverted to Crewe. A second generation known as the Flying Spur was released in.

    Learn more about the Bentley Continental Flying Spur with The Car Connection review. Find prices, release date, pictures, expert ratings.

    Flying High: An effortless and serene luxury-car cruise from Venice to Munich--at mph.

    2006 bently flying spur

    2006 bently flying spur

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    2006 bently flying spur

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    2006 bently flying spur

    2006 bently flying spur

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    Bentley Continental Flying Spur () - Wikipedia

    The moment of truth, when it came, was almost an anticlimax. Almost, because watching the speedo needle kiss kph mph--while storming down the fast lane of a German autobahn is, like reaching the summit of Everest, a rather special experience for any driver. It's just that the Bentley Continental Flying Spur made it seem, well, a bit too effortless. Think mph in a road car, and you'll invariably think of some shrieking, low-slung Italian exotic--all noise and carbon fiber; all edge and sweaty palms.

    Yet here we were, arrowing along the M92 toward Munich in a pound luxury limousine with leather on the roof lining, burled walnut on the dash, and Mozart on the CD player. At close to mph. Suddenly, I understood exactly what the Continental Flying Spur was all about. With about percent shared parts, the Flying Spur is at first glance exactly what you'd expect the new four-door counterpart of the hot-selling Continental GT coupe to be. Same powertrain under the hood: VW Group's awesome 6.

    2006 bently flying spur

    Same hood, for that matter: The sheetmetal forward of the A-pillar is all but identical. The differences are equally predictable. The wheelbase has been stretched by There's a big trunk out the rear, too, ideal for multiple sets of golf clubs or matched sets of Swaine Adeney Brigg luggage.

    So far, so what? We know what the result will be--a big, expensive sedan that's not as fast, as agile, nor as accomplished as its coupe cousin. But, as Continental Flying Spur project leader Ken Scott points out, a number of detail changes specific to the Flying Spur might make us think again. Stuff like the new aluminum front-suspension uprights and rear axle carrier, which help explain why the sedan is only pounds heavier than the coupe; revised suspension and steering calibrations that promise better ride and handling; computer-controlled air springs that lower the nose of the car 10 mm and the tail 25 mm at mph to improve high-speed stability.

    2006 bently flying spur

    There's only one way to find out: Venice to Munich, the long way. Next morning, photographer Mark Bramley loads the last of his camera gear into the trunk, and we're soon nosing the big silver Bentley into the peak hour tangle of trucks and Fiats outside Italy's most iconic city, looking for the autostrada north, toward the jagged limestone peaks of the Dolomite Mountains. Once clear of the traffic, the Flying Spur quickly settles into a relaxed mph cruise, the W turning a barely audible rpm.

    There's some wind noise around the A-pillars--Ken Scott says the door fits are still not quite right on these early build cars--but, otherwise, the Bentley's progress is effortless and serene. These are words we'll come to use a lot over the next couple of days. After barely an hour on the road, the Flying Spur seems to be traveling at least 50 mph slower than it really is. Our immediate destination is Cortina d'Ampezzo, the elegant Italian ski-resort town that hosted the Winter Olympics.

    It's the jump-off point for a series of roads that wriggle through the Dolomites like spilled spaghetti. Hardly Bentley country, you might think. But I'm drawn here by memories of a magazine ad for the original Mulsanne Turbo, the car that in the early s began the transformation of Bentley from a slow-selling rebadged Rolls-Royce to one of the most charismatic luxury-car brands in the business.

    2006 bently flying spur

    The ad mentioned the serpentine Sella and Pordoi passes and conjured romantic visions of the Mulsanne Turbo storming up and over them en route to a luxury hotel. I wanted to see if the Flying Spur could live up to the legend. The skiers have long gone, but there's still too much snow on the ground for the hikers and mountain bikers, so the roads are quiet. Bentley has recalibrated the Flying Spur's transmission to hold higher ratios for longer than in the Conti GT, making a switch to manumatic mode essential for point-and-squirt responsiveness through the twisty bits.

    But use the paddle-shift levers--right side for upshifts, left side for downshifts--and the big Bentley literally lunges out of turns as the W mines a mother lode of torque that delivers pound-feet from rpm.

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