A Great Case For Big Luxury Saloons by 2020 Bentley Flying Spur
With the world heading further towards putting behind its back on the luxury saloons, we get as such models on a less frequent basis. Luckily, Bentley is one such brand that’s not willing to go down with them. This is despite the rise of the Bentayga SUV.
As far as the latest Continental GT is concerned, which also shares its space with the Porsche Panamera, the Flying Spur is intended at those who still vouch for the worth of such cars.
It’s still very huge, heavy and set up with a lot of luxury facilities, but the British high-end saloon also boasts of the stunning tech and an omnipotent W12 that will make you forget about its enormous size.
Upping what could be the throttle all the way down leads a 626 HP (635 PS / 467 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque.
The twin-turbo engine is seen along with a ZF eight-speed self based transmission, taken from Porsche and further refined further by Bentley, and goes up to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.8 seconds and all the way back to 207 mph (333 km/h), even with almost 2.5 tons (~5,500 lbs) in weight.
In normal driving conditions, the new Flying Spur is very subtle, sharp and peaceful. It also consists of the cylinder deactivation technology and, in the edges, you will often forget that you’re riding in something that’s actually longer than the Audi A8 L thanks to the rear-wheel steering.
Moreover, stopping force is given by the biggest steel brakes ever set up to a passenger car.
So, is Bentley’s saloon exactly the type of car you’d might wanna try out, or be driven around in? It sounds like a first-world headache, but can we choose to not be tempted by it? Absolutely not!