In honor of Bentley Week here at Celebrity Net Worth we had to choose a nice Bentley to be the Amazing Car of the Day. The Bentley Continental Flying Spur was first produced from 1957 to 1966 as a four-door saloon, and then again from 2006 to 2013 as a four-door standard car. The first version was intended for high speed touring with less emphasis on comfort. These models were named Continental because there were no high speed roads in their home territory at the time. Here is a closer look at this Amazing Car Of The Day: The Bentley Continental Flying Spur.
Flying Spurs were made to special order by the coachbuilders H.J. Mulliner & Co. on a Bentley Continental chassis. They were built in London and the chassis were made in Crewe. The second version of the Bentley Continental Flying Spur was made as a four-door version of the GT. It features a twin-turbo W12 engine used in the Continental GT. The 2012 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed version has a base price of $209,600.
A redesigned Flying Spur was announced in 2013 for a 2014 model year that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013. For the new version the word Continental was left out of its name. It features the 6.0 liter W12 engine from the Continental GT with 616 horsepower and a 0 to 60 miles per hour time of 4.3 seconds with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2014 Flying Spur is said to get 20 miles per gallon on the highway and 14 mph in the city.
The refreshed luxury sedan's 2016 model was announced at the International Geneva Motor Show this year. It will offer a high level of customization. Bentley chairman and CEO Wolfgang Durheimer has said that Bentley "listens carefully to our customers, and with these new evolutions we're making our cars even more stylish, efficient, connect, and useable every day".
The 2016 Bentley Flying Spur will be available in Marlin, Camel, and Jetstream. It will feature 20 inch alloy wheels and a Wi-Fi hot spot system. It will be available with a V8 or W12 engine. The W12 version will have a 6.0 liter gasoline engine capable of 625 horsepower. It will have a top speed of 200 miles per hour and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. The 2016 Flying Spur V8 will feature a twin-turbocharged 4.0 liter gasoline engine capable of 500 horsepower. It will have a top speed of 183 mph and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
Celebrity owners of the Flying Spur include Bow Wow, Dan Bilzerian, Michael Beasley, JaMarcus Russell, Ben Baller, and Nicole Richie and Joel Madden. The Bentley Flying Spur continues to evolve and improve and perhaps one day it will actually be able to fly!