From the thrill of Germany’s unrestricted autobahns to the wild, steep bluffs of New Zealand’s Whanganui National Park, in this series we pick four of the world’s most extraordinary road trips whether you're in the the driver's seat or a passenger of the Flying Spur.
See the all-new Bentley Flying Spur put to the test on its first road trip north, through Denmark and past the fjords of west Sweden to the charming Norwegian capital, Oslo.
Next we head to San Francisco to see Bentley's Flying Spur's tech features showcased on the second leg of our road trip.
Finally, discover some of the oldest and most atmospheric streets in Spain from behind the wheel. Modern technology makes light work of the tight turns on these time-worn roads with four-wheel steering – utilised for the first time on a Bentley.
In Bentley’s centenary year, the new Flying Spur sets the bar for the next generation of luxury cars, and is poised to propel the marque into another 100 glorious years.
Powerful and agile, this four-door grand-tourer takes Bentley’s illustrious formula for car making and combines it with the latest innovations in technology. The result: a sophisticated car that balances superlative performance with a contemporary design set to entice a new generation of buyers.
The bold and assertive exterior of the Flying Spur is based on a new and modern vision that all the while remains unmistakably Bentley. A dramatic front features a striking gloss black radiator matrix with a bright chrome surround and vertical vanes, while cut-crystal-effect headlamps catch the eye even when unlit.
Perhaps the most iconic element on the Flying Spur is Bentley’s redesigned ‘Flying B’ mascot that graces the hood. A hallmark of excellence, the new design emerges from beneath a stylish chrome Bentley badge, with wings that illuminate when the owner approaches or unlocks the car.
In the cabin, both driver and passengers are cosseted in a beautifully crafted interior. Lofted diamond quilting covers the seats, while unique three-dimensional diamond upholstery lines the doors and Bentley’s rotating display smoothly transitions from a 12.3 inch HD touchscreen to jewelled, analogue gauges to suit the mood. There's even a touch screen remote that enables passengers sitting in the rear seats to control functions such as heating, ventilation and seat position at the touch of a button.
Powered by a state-of-the-art W12 engine, which it shares with the Continental GT, the Flying Spur is as comfortable in the heart of a city as it is out on the open road. An eight-speed dual clutch transmission makes for smooth acceleration, quick gearshifts and improved fuel economy, while three drive modes (Comfort, Sport and Bentley) offer drivers the freedom to tailor their driving experience.
For more information on the new Bentley Flying Spur, visit bentleymotors.com/newflyingspur