News

New Flying Spur

Discussion in 'British' started by Xrayv8, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Xrayv8

    Xrayv8 Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Sep 18, 2004
    392
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Xray
    Has anyone seen the new Bentley Flying Spur in person?

    It seems very nicely designed and the few reviews I've watched/read say it's a joy to drive. Wanted to see if there are any fellow Fchatters across the pond who may have test driven one since they aren't going to be released until next year for the US.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. absent

    absent F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa

    Nov 2, 2003
    8,453
    illinois
    Full Name:
    mark k.
    Image Unavailable, Please Login
    Fabulous looking in person. very refreshing to see analog controls and switches after so many new cars are coming with haptic junk.
    Drove it only on the dealer parking lot unfortunately, very smooth and extremely quiet (Euro car they had on display, illegal to drive on the road). Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
    Bas Jaski and Boomhauer like this.
  4. technom3

    technom3 F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed

    Mar 29, 2007
    5,477
    Phoenix AZ
    Full Name:
    Justin
    The car is gorgeous but they bangled the rear end
     
  5. Xrayv8

    Xrayv8 Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Sep 18, 2004
    392
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Xray
    My dealer in Edison, NJ had the new Flying spur available for a test drive last week.

    First, the car is just gorgeous, absolutely beautiful. The fit and finish is in true Bentley Style, very well done. The interior is very sophisticated with all the upgraded electronic amenities you'd expect including head's up display. I particularly liked the rear cabin with removable tablets, reclining rear seats although really made for 2 passengers but a third could be squeezed in there if need be.

    Even though the car is still heavy, it was extremely quick and nimble and handled great. I currently have the W12 GT coupe but have decided to get the new Spur mainly because I can take more than just one passenger. Here are a few photos I took.

    Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
  6. To remove this ad click here.

  7. absent

    absent F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa

    Nov 2, 2003
    8,453
    illinois
    Full Name:
    mark k.
    Currently the best luxury sedan for someone who prefers driving himself vs having a chauffeur.
     
    Boomhauer likes this.
  8. Xrayv8

    Xrayv8 Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Sep 18, 2004
    392
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Xray
    Agreed, why bother with a Maybach or Ghost when this is available and much better looks in my opinion.
     
    Bas Jaski and Boomhauer like this.
  9. absent

    absent F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa

    Nov 2, 2003
    8,453
    illinois
    Full Name:
    mark k.
    Unlike the other 2, Bentley can be easily driven in all weather conditions.
     
    Boomhauer likes this.
  10. ntlr

    ntlr Karting

    Jan 25, 2015
    81
    San Francisco, CA
    Full Name:
    Nick T
    I'll need to play with the dealer's demo when it comes in, but I'm debating moving from my Mulsanne Speed to the new Flying Spur for the AWD, power, and newer tech. I prefer the design of the Mulsanne over this, and will need to see how solid and quality everything feels in the FS.
     
    Bas Jaski likes this.
  11. To remove this ad click here.

  12. Xrayv8

    Xrayv8 Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Sep 18, 2004
    392
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Xray
    Anyone purchase the new Spur? Would love to hear some real world feedback.
     
  13. absent

    absent F1 Veteran
    Lifetime Rossa

    Nov 2, 2003
    8,453
    illinois
    Full Name:
    mark k.
    I will have a rental Black with Red interior this Wednesday through Sunday so I should have something to share after that what impression I had in LA traffic.
     
    Bas Jaski likes this.
  14. Xrayv8

    Xrayv8 Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Sep 18, 2004
    392
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Xray
    Great! looking forward to your impressions.
     
  15. 95spiderman

    95spiderman F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Nov 1, 2003
    10,320
    ny
    interesting comparison to new ghost. nice to see rr and bentley both at top of their game now.
     
  16. Xrayv8

    Xrayv8 Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Sep 18, 2004
    392
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Xray
    Boomhauer, Andynyc and FF4X4 like this.
  17. 95spiderman

    95spiderman F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Nov 1, 2003
    10,320
    ny
    congrats on awesome spec!! esp love the hood ornament
     
  18. Xrayv8

    Xrayv8 Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Sep 18, 2004
    392
    New Jersey
    Full Name:
    Xray
    Thank you!

    Just like Ferraris, pictures don't do the car any justice. I had seen similar models on dealer websites but mainly in white/red combos but my god this Hallmark color with the black options just hits it out of the ballpark. It doesn't look like a typical Bentley, much more of a stealthy look. As we were checking out other colors and options, both of us kept looking back at this one and just gave in and am glad we did.
     
    Boomhauer likes this.
  19. pearsonhaus

    pearsonhaus Formula 3

    Jul 2, 2008
    1,378
    Beautiful! Congrats!!
     
  20. VelocityTexas

    VelocityTexas Karting
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Oct 21, 2019
    78
    North Texas
    Full Name:
    Bryan
    When you think of a Bentley four door sedan your mind doesn't go to that. Blacked out chrome, sportier color, red and black interior...well done. A very nice spec indeed.
     

Share This Page