Because it’s a sedan, the
Bentley Flying Spur for 2014 must straddle the line between sports-car-like handling to satisfy the driver, and a smooth, refined ride...
... for anyone occupying the rear seats. Bentley’s calibration of the Flying Spur’s suspension achieves this goal, with a slightly softer spring rate than the previous car, yet not so soft as to induce wallow or bounce. We like the way this big sedan rides, but we love the way it accelerates. Mash the accelerator to the floor and the Flying Spur’s 12-cylinder engine springs into action, propelling the 5,550 pound 4-door to 60 mph in a scant 4.3 seconds. Leave your foot in place, and the Flying Spur will flirt with 200 mph. The Flying Spur’s standard all-wheel-drive system splits the front/rear torque in a 40/60 rear bias allowing it to power out of sharp turns like a rear drive vehicle, but hold better to the road when the surface gets slippery.