There are things in life that will always be aspirational. This amazing Flying Spur, a car made by the hand-built British manufacturer Bentley, is one of them. Its understated elegance doesn't give too much away, but it can and will blow the doors off any sports car in your stable. Now it can be yours for 20 percent of its original purchase price.
This 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur is the car that blends in to the background while destroying every speed limit in the country in less time than it takes to read this sentence. With its 600 horsepower twin turbo W12, it got from 0-60 miles per hour in about the same time as a Ferrari 575, with a top speed of 200+ miles per hour, bone stock. It's without a doubt one of the most surprising 4-door cars ever made.
This car looks to be in great shape and compares to any new S-Class in terms of fit and finish for a fraction of the price. Here's an excerpt from the description:
SUPERCAR WITH 42,000 ONE OWNER, NON SMOKER, CARFAX CERTIFIED MILES...THIS IS A VERY CLEAN, WELL SERVICED CAR WITH NEW PIRELLIS AND GREAT SERVICE HISTORY. ITS VERY WELL EQUIPPED WITH MOONROOF, REAR SHADE, KEYLESS START, HEATED AND COOLED SEATS, REAR HEATED AND COOLED SEATS, 4 ZONE CLIMATE, NAVIGATION, EXTENDED WOOD PANELS AND MORE...COST WAS ALMOST $200,000 ON THIS BENTLEY
Let's not mince words - Bentleys can be expensive to repair, but since the Volkswagen takeover in the early 2000s, parts have become much more reasonable and easy to come by, when and if something does go wrong. Build quality is the best that the VW group can muster and with good maintenance, I wouldn't hesitate on driving this car for many, many opulent years. It's a solid choice for a luxury super saloon, for the price of a run-of-the-mill Lexus. Do it.
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Tavarish is the founder of APiDA Online and writes about buying and selling cool cars on the internet. He owns the world's cheapest Mercedes S-Class, a graffiti-bombed Lexus, and he's the only Jalopnik author that has never driven a Miata. He also has a real name that he didn't feel was journalist-y enough so he used a pen name and this was the best he could do.