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Should Bentley build a Flying Spur estate?
The answer is obviously yes, we just need you to pester Bentley first
SUVs are the current flag-bearers for luxurious, practical transportation. Markets like China are demanding that everyone from Bentley to Rolls-Royce and Ferrari make a jacked-up, speedy limo of sorts; that’s why we’ve got the Bentayga, Cullinan and soon-to-be-released Purosangue.
But anyone with 1) an interest in cars, 2) half a brain cell or 3) kids knows that a practical estate ticks all the boxes (and more) that an SUV does but in a less offensive kinda way. That’s why the campaign for a hyper-luxury load-lugger starts here, with this: the Bentley Flying Spur Estate.
Obviously, this isn’t the work of Bentley, rather two fictitious mock-ups by pixel wizards on the internet. But think about it, luxo uber estates are a completely untapped sector. You never know, it could be four-wheeled gold or Bitcoin. Just look at it! It’s purposeful and majestic. And has a 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 producing 626bhp and 664lb ft – numbers good enough to achieve 0-62mph in 3.8secs and a wonderfully pointless 207mph top speed, too.
Now imagine putting the kids and hounds in that. Or going skiing. Or fitting some mountain bikes to the back. Summer holidays and school runs would never be so unnecessarily fast and ritzy. Unless you own a Bentayga, that is. But everyone (apart from the millions of people duped by a taller ride height and marketing departments to buy SUVs) knows an estate is a cooler alternative, right?
So, would you rather a Bentayga or this? Let us know below.