2014 Bentley Flying Spur First Drive Review Car and Driver

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2014 Bentley Flying

Softer and speedier, the Flying gets less wordy but expensive.


Like the members of local Lions Club in private moments, the auto is obsessed with stiffness. It that every model brings boasts of increased rigidity, augmented bending and firmer suspensions. Not this Bentley claims the 2014 Spur#x2019;s front and rear air are 10 and 13 percent softer, respectively, its predecessor#x2019;s.

It goes on to say the new model#x2019;s and rear anti-roll bars are 13 and 15 less starchy. And bushings the suspension are described as anywhere 25 to 38 percent more flocculent the outgoing car#x2019;s. (Rest Rotary Club members, the shell#x2019;s torsional rigidity is to improve by four percent.)

The marketers in Crewe did this in of a more luxurious ride#x2014;and, in pursuit of greater acceptance in markets with occasionally roads such as China, we drove the new Flying Spur. To its refocused sedan from the with which it shares its Bentley is dropping #x201C;Continental#x201D; the four-door#x2019;s moniker. Name might be a regular activity for who know Bentley owners#x2014;and you to know it#x2014;but this the first time the company has in on the game.

More Power, Torque, and

Other aspects of this follow a more familiar The 6.0-liter W-12 sees output, from 552 horsepower to 616 and 479 of torque to 590, the new figures the same as those of the uplevel GT Speed. Rather than year#x2019;s six-speed automatic, the now spins cogs in ZF#x2019;s autobox. Pleased with the of the slight rearward bias in the system of its extreme Continental GT

Bentley has applied that nominal 40/60 front-to-rear split to the Flying Spur as When necessary, the car can punt 65 forward or 85 percent aft.

The Spur#x2019;s new sheetmetal takes from Bentley#x2019;s flagship In photos, it#x2019;s difficult to how different the new car#x2019;s shape is the old. The razor-sharp shoulder-line and reworked rear quarters and not only replicate its big brother#x2019;s but also have a much dramatic impact in person in pictures. If one must have vents (and they#x2019;re so you must), the stylized #x201C;Flying emblems in them are a nice

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The overall width is unchanged, but the track is 0.8 inch wider, and the grows by 1.4 inches.

When Spurs Fly

Bentley the new Flying Spur is only 110 lighter than its predecessor. but an extra 100 lb-ft coursing its Pirelli P Zeros, the new car is said to just 4.3 seconds to get from to 60 mph. We matched that in a previous-gen Speed model, so we we might be able to beat it. quotes an even 200 mph as the top speed. the same as its claim for last Speed model, and we don#x2019;t to beat it.

With 275 mm of powered P at each corner, the Bentley#x2019;s impression is flawless, and keeping the pinned for more than a few at a time guarantees autobahn-worthy

A new exhaust system and full-length shielding make the car 40 percent than its predecessor, but we prefer to as much of the 12-cylinder engine as Although the cabin is muted of the time, the engine gets a bit under full throttle, and not in the pleasing way. The resonance its way into the cabin from the four cylinder banks, and a intake whoosh had us wishing the new mufflers would let a little exhaust noise out to better the soundtrack.

Throttle tip-in is slow, but the shifter into Sport or mode changes the mapping for a aggressive and predictable takeoff. steering-column-mounted shift paddles and although we like their and long reach, their black-plastic finish seems

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