No Bentley is a car I wouldn’t own, yet they way Bentley talks about their cars confounds me. Their latest model is the Bentley Flying Spur Beluga Specification which you can also get in Mulliner Driving Specification with a knurled gear lever. What?
Sure you can just go to the dealer and pick up a Bentley that's sitting there on the lot. But what are you, some sort of plebe? Of course not. You need your Bentley done to your specs. And they'll do that for you. For a price.
Bentley owners don't like to be deprived of anything. Any option, any feature, any special accoutrement, Bentley would provide. Except if you wanted a Flying Spur with a V8, instead of the usual W12. But the company has finally heard the desperate pleas, and now you can finally get a Spur with that V8 rumble.
After we published a story about a Bentley owner claiming his Flying Spur's power doors will crush anything in their way due to the lack of safety features, the thing that really got your attention was the object he used to demonstrate the problem.
The Bentley Continental Flying Spur. It's a hand-built 6.0-liter W12 twin-turbo super sedan that also comes with a "Soft Close Power Latching Door System." It's a system so delicate it can apparently send you straight to the hospital.
Things are heating up this week. This time a trailer transporting a Ferrari 430 Scdueria, a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 as well as a couple of Bentley Flying Spurs and a BMW X6M went up in flames in Nakhon Ratchasima, Bangkok.
If you were to guess what market bought the most Bentleys, you'd probably guess Russia, or the Middle East, or anywhere else the term "oligarchy" is used with regularity. Nope, it's America! We're number one!
If you are in the market for a Bentley sedan right now, your only choice is the unbelievably luxurious $350,000 Mulsanne. That means you are SOL if you only have $200,000 to spend on a quintessentially British luxury sedan from Crewe.
No doubt the Bentley twin-turbo W12 is a torque monster. Add all-wheel drive and you've got the perfect stump puller, especially if your stump happens to be a Sprinter van that's stuck in the snow. Extra credit for cable attachment.
The Bentley Mulsanne is one of the costliest Bentleys you can buy, a fast, refined car offering heritage and breeding in spades. Ordinary people are not supposed to be able to relate. We are ordinary. Is this worth $285,000?
Tire-popping tacks, electric-shock handles, smoke screens and bullet-resistant glass are typically the realm of James Bond films, but we visited a Texas company building pedestrian-looking cars capable of withstanding snipers and IEDs. To prove it they brought out an AK-47.