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2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed

2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Review

(0 Stars)  Performance that would do a supercar proud.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
There are no significant changes for 2013, since an all-new Flying Spur is coming soon. A new navigation and entertainment system came on stream last year, and Series 51, the “innovative and exclusive range of recommended combinations created by Bentley’s color and trim designers,” is available starting at $9070.
Overview
The Continental Flying Spur sedan is a long-wheelbase version of the Continental GT coupe and convertible. Unlike those two-door models, which have recently been redone, the Flying Spur is based on the first-generation Continental, dating to 2003, so it’s no surprise that the much newer, more expensive, more exclusive Mulsanne has overshadowed it. Although Bentley remains coy on the subject, a new Flying Spur is surely on its way, with sales likely to commence in 2014, so this is perhaps the last year for this model. The all-wheel-drive Flying Spur’s claim to fame is that it manages, like all Bentleys, to overcome the laws of physics. Although it’s big and heavy, its mighty twin-turbo W-12 engine propels it to speeds that would do any lightweight, carbon-fiber supercar proud: 194 mph in the Flying Spur and an incredible 200 mph in the Flying Spur Speed. With a sumptuous and spacious cabin that’s lined with richly detailed leather, wood inlays, and lamb’s-wool carpets, this effectively means that the Flying Spur is a $200,000, 200-mph living room. And it’s actually fairly discreet. Unlike the Mulsanne, which screams “I’m rich,” the Flying Spur can slip through traffic largely unnoticed; many people perceive it as just another luxury car and have no idea that it costs twice as much as a Mercedes-Benz S-class.

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2013 Continental Flying Spur Speed Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 6.0L W12 DOHC and variable valve timing
E85 / premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 8 MPG city, 13 MPG highway, 10 MPG combined and 238 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
23.8gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 600 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 553 ft lb of torque @ 1,700 rpm
Secondary fuel economy:
Secondary power: 600 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 553 lb ft @ 1,700 rpm

'13 Bentley Speed Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Trunk Pulldown
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Front Ventilated Seats
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Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats
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Leather Seats
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Massaging Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Self-Leveling Suspension
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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