More than a link to Bentley’s impressive past, the Bentley Continental Flying Spur is an impressive vehicle in its own right. In fact, “Flying Spur” comes from the crest of Scotland’s Johnstone clan, which shows a spur in midflight. Produced from 2005 through 2012, a second generation was released in 2013.
It has a twin-turbocharged Volkswagen W12 engine. It can go zero to sixty in 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 194 miles per hour. Compared to other Bentleys, it allows for easier access to the rear compartment and plenty of space for passengers in the back seat. A true full size luxury car, this four door saloon supports combinations of petrol and E85 bioethanol fuel types (starting with 2011 Continental models).
The second generation is just called “Flying Spur,” without the “Continental.” As of this writing, Bentley continues making Flying Spur cars to this day. With an 8-speed automatic transmission and powerful 6.0 L W12 TSI twin-turbo engine, the spur will be flying for quite some time.