The 2017 Bentley Flying Spur is a golden ticket into an entirely different plane of luxury. Even if you’re accustomed to $100,000 luxosedans, the Spur’s swank accoutrements and sybaritic surroundings seem a world away. It’s one of the finest vehicles made, when measured by the amount of hand-stitched leather and hand-planed wood applied to its cozy cabin. Drive one, and you’ve arrived.
The Flying Spur has been a Continental for most of its life, but there’s a slight change for the new model and the new model year. Bentley’s sold some 20,000 Flying Spurs since 2005, all with that Continental first name. Now, Bentley feels the Flying Spur needs to expand its reach, move out on its own. Hence the slight name change–there’s no more “Continental” prefix in its name–and a stronger emphasis on a more emphatic look, as well as a suite of infotainment and powertrain enhancements to match its subtle changes in style.