All-new for 2006, the Bentley Continental Flying Spur is the four-door sedan version of the Continental GT Coupe.
Taking its name from a 1957 model, the Flying Spur is powered by a 6.0-litre 12-cylinder powerplant shared with the Continental GT that has a top speed of 312 km/h and a zero to 100 km/h time of 5.2 seconds. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle-shift controls, and gets the horsepower to the ground via an all-wheel-drive system. The Flying Spur was designed and developed in parallel with the Continental GT and shares many of its components, including its braking system and styling cues.
The Flying Spur can be ordered as a five-seater, or optionally as a four-seater with a centre console between two power-adjustable rear seats. Appointments include leather upholstery made from the hides of eleven cows (kept in an insect-free climate, naturally) and cut with lasers, burr walnut premium veneer, dual-stitched leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, power-latching doors, 16-way power