2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8
Though ‘Continental’ is not in the name anymore, the Bentley Flying Spur is still indeed a world class effort. Add to the mix a twin-turbo V8 option, and the Flying Spur soars to new heights.
For the displacement-obsessed, we tested the expected 6 liter W12 in the Flying Spur last year, and found its extreme power addicting. But now, the brand’s 500 horsepower 4 liter twin-turbo V8 is an option. And paired with the 8 speed automatic, it injects new life into the sometimes stuffy Flying Spur.
Sure, power is down - more than 100 horses from the W12 - but so is weight. And the way it’s delivered makes the V8 more dynamic; feeling nearly as quick, despite the obvious deficit. It’s still first class luxury, now just with a dash of fun thrown into the mix. So give the chauffer a few days off; you won’t mind driving yourself a bit.
Comfort takes a back seat in the Flying Spur…literally. Our car’s optional bottle cooler, and remote controls for climate and infotainment systems are just a few of the $50,000 worth of extras onboard this car.
It’s still very much a Bentley, though, in material quality, looks and color choices, and the overall air of monied sophistication. It doesn’t seek too much attention, though the 21 inch, 5 spoke alloys and massive grille certainly will grab it. Opting for the V8 adds “eight” shaped tailpipes, and some unique exterior treatments.
On sale now, the 2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 starts at nearly $198,000 before options and gas guzzler tax.
Engine: 4 liter
Price: Starts at nearly $198,000