2020 Bentley Flying Spur First Edition
model. 2020 Bentley Flying Spur First Edition
price. $217,325 (incl $2,725 dest)
as tested. $281,175 (incl dest)
top trim. fully customizable
seating/style. 5-passengers/four-door sedan
powertrain. 6.0L W12 with 626 horsepower
fuel economy. 12 city. 19 hwy; 15 MPG
also shop. Mercedes Maybach S 650, BMW M760i Xdrive, Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II
Every once in awhile, you get to do something really special, like quarantine with your family. Or drive a Bentley Flying Spur First Edition. I did both this week and despite best efforts, the Bentley drove away after seven days while the fam and I shelter in place for the good of all people.
The Spur is a special sedan, graced with unapologetic elegance and an overt display of gorgeous furnishings, providing occupants with an ever-present reminder of its British roots grounded in good taste. Every surface is rewarding and every button, switch and lever purposeful.
Buttery driving dynamics make for a festival of grand touring, with a sumptuous outpouring of torque from the 6.0-liter W12 configuration enhanced by a discreetly throaty exhaust note. Activating Sport Mode tightens the steering and suspension without losing the grand part of touring. The very latest infotainment technology further complements the experience.
The all-new styling of the Flying Spur is modern and on-trend, with big, tall doors and rakishly sloping glasswork. But for the vertically-challenged, visibility is dreadfully compromised due to small windows and a sharply angled A-pillar. It’s not a barrier to purchase; just hire a long-legged chauffer.