Bentley Flying Spur 

  • $201k built in Unknown
  • 2014
  • 616 HP 6.0L
Through canyon roads that looked eerily like Malibu, the Spur's sweet variable-effort hydraulic steering pointed accurately around tightly composed turns; it's very light at low speeds, but builds up effort in a believable, usable way, something we still have yet to find in most electric-steering racks.
by The Car Connection (Nov, 2013)
The interior remains a paradigm: it's functionally fit, fabulously finished, bespoke to a certain degree in its palette of trim and color choices.
by The Car Connection (Nov, 2013)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Bentley Flying Spur

0-60mph

Flying Spur
4.81 s

0-100mph

Flying Spur
11.2 s

1/4 mile

Flying Spur
13.16 s

Data points Key details of the Bentley Flying Spur

Price

Flying Spur
$201k
Mulsanne
$286k

Horsepower

Flying Spur
616 HP
Mulsanne
505 HP

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Powertrain

Bentley's larger, far more expensive Mulsanne sedan makes do with a twin-turbo V-8 with just 505 horsepower.
by The Car Connection (Nov, 2013)
It's the only engine offered in the Spur, whereas the bigger Mulsanne sports a twin-turbo V-8.
by The Car Connection (Nov, 2013)
A new exhaust system and full-length acoustical shielding make the car 40 percent quieter than its predecessor, but we prefer to hear as much of the 12-cylinder engine as possible.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)

Performance

The overall length is 208.5 inches, the wheelbase is 120.7 inches, and the curb weight settles in at just under 5,500 pounds-and the Spur has just enough headroom for six-footers to slip under the sunroof, if they're long-bodied.
by The Car Connection (Nov, 2013)
Bentley quotes a 0-60 mph times of 4.3 seconds, and an astonishing top speed of 200 mph-in a car that weighs almost 5,500 pounds.
by The Car Connection (Nov, 2013)
The 6.0-liter W-12 sees increased output, from 552 horsepower to 616 and 479 lb-ft of torque to 590, the new figures being the same as those of the uplevel Continental GT Speed.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)

Interior

Some 17 interior leather colors and seven wood trims are offered, and 17 stitching colors-a palette that runs from sober grey to magnificent damson.
by The Car Connection (Nov, 2013)
The cabin can be trimmed out as a four-seater with 14-way power adjustment and memory, heating and ventilation at all seating positions, or with a "plus-one" middle seat without those added controls.
by The Car Connection (Nov, 2013)
The Spur cabin isn't what you'd consider vast, though.
by The Car Connection (Nov, 2013)

Handling

The Bentley feels pretty nimble for its size, a life-saving virtue on the unpredictable roads climbing from Beijing to China’s Great Wall.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)
Its tail even feels a little playful—quite an accomplishment in a 5500-pound all-wheel-driver.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)
The softer chassis settings have improved ride quality on rougher road surfaces.
by EVO (May, 2013)

Transmission

The torque hits its peak from 2000 rpm and maintains it to about 6000 rpm, and all of it gets distributed to the ground via all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift controls-big ones affixed to the steering column, not the wheel, not cast in some exotic metal.
by The Car Connection (Nov, 2013)
The Spur still finds a way to eke out better fuel economy, mostly from the 110-pound weight loss it's achieved with lighter body panels and with the new eight-speed automatic.
by The Car Connection (Nov, 2013)
If one must have fender vents (and they’re standard, so you must), the stylized “Flying B” emblems in them are a nice touch.
by Car and Driver (May, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Bentley
Price $200,500
Type of car Production car
Year 2014
City mileage 12 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG

design

Body style Sedan
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 8 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 4.71:1
  2. 2: 3.14:1
  3. 3: 2.1:1
  4. 4: 1.67:1
  5. 5: 1.29:1
  6. 6: 1:1
  7. 7: 0.08:1
  8. 8: 0.67:1
Axle ratio 2.85:1
Paddle shifters N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 15.94 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.19 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 275/45 19
Wheel material Alloy
Rear wheels 483/? 229
Wheel material Alloy

road tests

1/4 mile 13.16 s
0-60mph 4.81 s
0-100mph 11.2 s
Lateral acceleration 0.86 g

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.85 lb/hp
Maximum hp 616 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 590 ft-lb @ 2,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.4 feet
Steering system Unknown

engine

Displacement 5,998 cc
Cylinders W12
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.31 in / 3.55 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 5,451 lb
Width 77.8 in
Height 58.6 in
Length 208.5 in
Front track width 64.7 in
Wheelbase 120.7 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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