14 minutes | May 19, 2021

2021 Bentley Flying Spur Review: Subtle Opulence

The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur sits atop Bentley’s hierarchy of grand cruisers, meaning it is as posh as it is powerful. Sharing a platform with its two-door Continental GT stablemate, this stretched Bentley has enough space to be hauled around like a luxuriating executive but is fun enough to drive to take the wheel yourself when the time comes. With either a W12 or a V8 under the Flying Spur’s hood, it’s no slouch by any means. Top rung W12 models send 626 hp through the eight-speed transmission and to all four wheels. The V8 makes less power, expectedly, and only sends 542 hp through the same eight-speed transmission. While power is important, it’s not everything about the Flying Spur. Competing with the likes of Maybach and Rolls-Royce, the Bentley Flying Spur’s cabin is nicer than most homes, and is stuffed with leather and other high-end materials. On this episode of Quick Spin, Autoweek’s Wes Raynal puts Bentley’s Flying Spur through its paces. Raynal walks you around this V8-powered Bentley Flying Spur and shows off its features and details. Raynal also takes you out while he tests the Flying Spur, which gives you a look into a real-time drive review. Expanding on his thoughts, Raynal talks with host Wesley Wren in the studio. The pair discuss this Bentley’s place in the world before breaking it down to the essentials and talking about what makes it special.
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