the Flying Spur we discovered that 95 per cent of Flying Spur buyers are driven by someone else. This 2006 diamond black model is no different, with the ad stating the car has been chauffeur driven from new.
If the new owner prefers piloting themselves, the W12 twin-turbo engine is no slouch. With 560hp and 479lb ft through all four wheels, it can be hustled along to its top speed of 194mph very quickly indeed. Our colleagues over at Autocar stated the brakes on the Flying Spur deserved a special mention too, able as they are to resist fade when stopping a car weighing near enough two and a half tons. Which is reassuring.
Is there anything else that can provide that amount of luxury and power for the money? Well, keeping things British for now, the Jaguar XJR with a supercharged V8 ticks a few boxes, especially being a few years younger, but the closest rival in terms of opulence and speed comes from Italy and the Maserati Quattroporte. The latter may provide what looks like a sportier package and lower running costs, but the Bentley is capable of a higher top speed and quicker 0-62mph time. It may be an old cliché but the Flying Spur is a lot of car for not a lot of money. So, what are you waiting for?
SPECIFICATION - BENTLEY CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR
Engine: 5,998cc, twin-turbo W12
Transmission: 6-speed automatic, all-wheel drive
Power (hp): 560@6,100rpm
Torque (lb ft): 479@1,600-6,100rpm
First registered: 2006
Recorded mileage: 61,000miles
Price new: £133,200
Yours for: £25,950
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