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7/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Bentley Flying Spur

£132,800£169,800
7/10
Overall verdict
More room in the back, more gadgets, more better. Limo luxe
 

For: 

More room in the back, more gadgets, more better. Limo luxe

Against: 

Ruinous to run in W12 trim, but very little else

Overview

What is it?

Whichever way you looked at it, the old Spur was really just a stretched version of the Continental coupe. Too big to be sporty and not gracious enough to be a proper GT. This new one drops the Conti bit - just Flying Spur will do now - and shifts focus from the front seats to the back. That’s where most Spur owners will sit, especially in China, where most of them will live. It’s still roughly related to the Conti, but the differences, both mechanical and visual, are greater than before. It’s not as grand and expensive as the enormous Mulsanne, but Bentley reckons it’s still a cut above your average German barge.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
6.0 W12 S 4dr Auto
4.2s 335g/km 19.2 635 £169,800
The cheapest
4.0 V8 4dr Auto
4.9s 254g/km 25.9 507 £132,800
The greenest
4.0 V8 4dr Auto
4.9s 254g/km 25.9 507 £132,800
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