Bentley Motors at its Crewe, England, headquarters has to date handcrafted more than 40,000 examples of the Bentley Flying Spur luxury sports sedan.
Originally christened the Continental Flying Spur, the name of the car evolved to Flying Spur to further distinguish it car from the Bentley Continental GT. Through the last 15 years the Flying Spur has consistently delivered performance-oriented agility and exclusive four-door, limousine-style comfort.
Like its predecessors, the all-new, third-generation Flying Spur has a presence that is unmistakably Bentley and a luxurious cabin offering unrivaled levels of comfort and refinement. The model seamlessly integrates the best in British craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology.
All three generations of the Flying Spur were designed, engineered, developed and manufactured in Crewe. Each of the 40,000 cars built has spent more than 100 hours on a dedicated production line where a 250-strong team meticulously assemble every Flying Spur by hand. Once finished and subjected to hundreds of quality checks, the car is shipped to any of the 68 countries in which Bentley operates—the Philippines included.
Of the total number of Flying Spurs manufactured, nearly half of these were commissioned by customers in Bentley’s two biggest markets—split evenly between China and the Americas. UK buyers account for around 10%, with the remaining 40% of the cars going to clients in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
First shown in the second half of 2019, the all-new Flying Spur is powered by an enhanced version of Bentley’s 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged W12, mated to an advanced dual-clutch, eight-speed transmission. The model is the first Bentley to be fitted with electronic all-wheel steering, which is combined with an active all-wheel drive system and the Bentley Dynamic Ride—the world’s first 48-volt electric anti-roll system. New, three-chamber air springs allow for a vast range of suspension adjustments.
Defining the interior of the all-new Flying Spur are a new wing-themed fascia connecting the front and rear spaces, the use of sustainable and natural materials, and a host of new technologies like the Bentley Rotating Display, an HD instrument panel that can switch from a 12.3-inch digital touchscreen, to analog dials, or to a digital-detox wood veneer finish. A detachable touchscreen remote control for various convenience functions is available to rear seat passengers.
Enhancing the sumptuous cabin appointments is an extensive list of single and dual veneer wood options. Both the front and rear seats are wrapped by newly designed fluted leather that features diamond quilting (for the Mulliner Driving Specification). Three-dimensional diamond quilted leather door panel inserts are a world-first, too.
In the all-new Flying Spur, Bentley is pushing the boundaries of refinement and attention to detail to create the finest luxury sports sedan ever built.