Saturday, September 5, 2020

The popularity of the Bentley Flying Spur is timeless

The Bentley Flying Spur broke the barrier of 40,000 cars as the most popular sports luxury sedan in the world. The model is now in its brand new third generation, with the only element that connects it to 2005, when it was first released, to be its global popularity. Even the name has changed! The model's original name as Continental Flying Spur was later changed to Flying Spur to separate the model from the Continental GT. Over the years, the Flying Spur has become a symbol of a combination of sporty character and unique performance with absolute comfort, in a four-door limousine body.
Bentley Flying Spur

With an emphatic and exciting presence on the road, as well as a luxurious cabin that offers unrivaled levels of comfort and handmade quality, the Flying Spur perfectly satisfies both the driver and the passengers, as it combines British craftsmanship with innovative technology.
At the same time, all generations of the Flying Spur have been designed, developed and built at Bentley's headquarters in Crewe, where the production milestone is celebrated by a skilled workforce of designers, engineers and skilled craftsmen. Each of the 40,000 cars built has spent more than 100 hours on an exclusive production line, with a team of 250 people meticulously completing each Flying Spur in hand. Once completed and subjected to hundreds of quality checks, the car is shipped to its demanding owner, in one of Bentley's 68 different countries worldwide.

Note that with 40,000 Flying Spurs built in 15 years, approximately 50% has been sold in Bentley's two largest markets, China and the United States. about 10%, while proving the true international charm of the model, the remaining 40% of cars are enjoyed by lucky owners in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. 
In essence, Bentley revived the Continental Flying Spur in 2005, as a four-door version of the Continental GT Coupe, in the true spirit of the name. The new model was available with a W12 engine and four-wheel drive and reached a top speed of 312 km / h combining luxury and sportiness in an unprecedented way. In 2013, the second generation Flying Spur was released, as a separate model line and thus the Continental was removed from the name.

Over the next few years, the car was transformed with a program of continuous development and evolution, including the addition of a 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 engine. The third rerun of Flying Spur marks a whole new chapter in the history of Bentley's four-door Grand Touring. Without limiting itself to simple creation based on the two-door Continental GT, Bentley has redesigned the brand new Flying Spur from scratch to stand out as the ultimate combination of top luxury, elegance and performance.