Continental Flying Spur is a four-door version of the Continental GT produced by the iconic British automaker Bentley Motors. It was the second model released after Volkswagen Group took over the coveted British brand in 1999. The car was unveiled for the first time in 2005, and then in March 2013, the updated version made an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show. This second generation Continental Flying Spur was launched in India during 2014, and two variants of this premium saloon- V8 and W12 became an instant hit among the automobile lovers. Bentley manufactures this car in its Crewe factory in England.
Bentley Motors is famous throughout the world for their uniqueness in design and unmatched perfection in implementing ideas to the product. The front end of the Continental Flying Spur bears the signature matrix grille hand fitted on the car by the engineers in Bentley. It consists of a subtle vertical line and the company logo at the top of it enhancing the view. The V8 variant has a slightly altered shade of black in the lower grille perfectly blending with the body design. You also find the Bi-Xenon projector headlamps and the LED DRLs in a twin-lamp format flanked on both the sides of the grille. The tail lamps with concentric ellipse also depict the matured aesthetic sense of the manufacturer.
The interiors of the Continental Flying Spur also present a refined, sophisticated look. You can choose the upholstery from seven attractive color codes- St. James Red, Moonbeam, Glacier White, Dark Sapphire, Onyx, Beluga, and Thunder. There is also an aesthetically designed sunroof, rear brake light and twilight sensor control adding an elegant touch to the cabin. The interiors are entirely hand-crafted by the mechanics, and you can find their signature as ‘Handcrafted by Bentley Motors, Crewe, England’ in the cabin. The specialty of this model is the presence of remote-controlled rear-seat entertainment unit embedded at the back of front row headrests. The infotainment system comes with Radio, USB, and Bluetooth support.
A car is always known among automobile enthusiasts for its performance rather than the exclusive interiors and exteriors. Continental Flying Spur offers stellar performance so that riding the vehicle becomes an absolutely delightful experience. Beating at the heart of it is a 6.0-Litre Twin Turbo-charged W12 Engine in the top variant churning out 626 bhp@6000 rpm power and 820 Nm@2000 rpm peak torque. An 8-Speed automatic transmission gearbox supplies power to all the wheels. The car has excellent acceleration and can reach 100 Kmph in just 4.5 seconds.
The premium cars never come at an economical price, so you need to shell out INR 3.42 crore (Ex-showroom Price, Delhi) to own a Continental Flying Spur. However, there is a little scope of competition for this type of supreme cars. Rolls Royce Ghost, Rolls-Royce Wraith, and Aston Martin DB11 come close to it regarding pricing and specifications.
Here are the advantages of riding the Continental Flying Spur.
• The car has regal styling which makes it a beauty to behold and pride to ride. • The W12 Engine and the 8-Speed gearbox offer unmatchable performance so that you can glide through the road. • The remote-controlled rear-seat entertainment provides excellent entertainment options to the back-seat riders.
Detailed below are some of the drawbacks of the Continental Flying Spur.
• The dealer networks and service backup of Bentley Motors in India need improvement. • The car has some dated safety features and infotainment system, which we do not expect in a premium car like Continental Flying Spur.
Finally, we can say that if you wish to own a designer car with dynamic riding experience, then Bentley Continental Flying Spur is worth considering.