The name Flying Spur appeared in 1950-s and the first vehicle to get it was the coupe based on the four-door Continental. That was the car for those who want a fast and expensive vehicle. The appearance of this name, however, is still not documented. One British auto historian, for example, found the same logo on the H.J. Mulliner atelier flag that built the first Flying Spur sedan. But we better believe that Bentley Flying Spur was named in honor of some powerful family that imported tea from India and China couple of centuries ago. And today these countries switched places. British Bentley is now exporting its cars to one of the most interesting countries of our world – China. Let’s see what happens.
Starting with 2005 – the year when first Bentley Flying Spur was presented, 1164 vehicles were purchased by Chinese businessman and millionaires. This is half the number of all the vehicles that were produced during that time. It’s not that difficult to believe that China has 35% of world’s luxury segments and the greatest part of this market goes to cars.
Most importantly, this percentage grows every day.
New Bentley Flying Spur can isolate you from the rest of the world better than the previous model did. How can you test this car somewhere rather than China? On smooth capital avenues, country highways and winding mountain paths in the mountains near the Great Wall not only do you learn how the new model has changed but also why did it happen. From the practical point of view, this is the same Continental GT but with additional pair of doors and more spacious rear seats. Back in 2005 the interior has all the details of Gran Turismo: an impressive turbo W12 engine, all-wheel drive and luxury natural materials used for trimming. You couldn’t even imagine things could be done any better, and here you have a Bentley Flying Spur of latest generation. Seeing the car for the first time id like falling in love, and driving it has no comparison, except for a cosmic ride maybe.