...A six-speed automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels. Steering-wheel-mounted paddles allow drivers to shift gears. In terms of acceleration, the Flying Spur can clear the quarter-mile in the low 13-second range. Top speed is officially stated at 195 mph. Safety: To protect its occupants, the Continental Flying Spur is equipped with a full suite of safety equipment. There are side and side curtain airbags for front and rear outboard passengers. A passenger occupant sensing system in the rear seats automatically raises the rear headrests to ensure the best possible protection...
...The Flying Spur is quick, with 0-to-60 acceleration in a mere 4.9 seconds; that compares with 4.7 seconds for the Continental GT. And top speed is quoted at 195 mph, just 3 mph slower than the coupe. When Raynal and I swap places, I finally get to sample the generous rear quarters. Individual controls in the rear center console enable the rear seats to be reclined or the front seats to be move forward. The rear seats are also heated and cooled for the ultimate in all-season comfort. Of course, there are separate right- and left-hand temperature controls, as well as overhead reading lights --...
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...There's limousine-style room back there in either case. Encourages Driving Fun Still, the Flying Spur encourages one to get behind the wheel for driving fun—not slump lazily in the rear. It has precise, nicely weighted steering, extraordinary handling for such a big, heavy car and powerful brakes, which are among the largest on any production auto. The responsive 6-speed automatic transmission has an easily used manual-shift feature, controlled by steering column paddles, although I wonder why anyone would want to bother with them. After all, this is no sports car. Confident Handling...
...The Continental Flying Spur comes in one AWD trim.Gas mileage comes out to a liberal 11 mpg in the city and 18 on the highway. This car has 4 doors, seats 5, and offers an extensive list of standard features that includes sunroof, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, power/leather seats, cd player, navigation system, ABS brakes, traction control, and stability control. Top speed hits 195 mph. The Flying Spur has the giddyup to go from 0-60 mph in just under 5 seconds.On the positive side, drivers enjoy the elegant interior, good handling, and power. On the negative side, critics...
...Now look at the Bentley. It has loads of features, everything from fancy leather seats with a massaging lumbar function to fine details, like the knurled chrome-and-leather shift lever. SHE: But it's far from perfect. The Flying Spur has ridiculously tiny vanity mirrors for such an oversize automobile. And you can brag all you want about the horsepower, but don't forget to add that we averaged a lousy 10.4 miles per gallon while we drove the car. HE: That stuff is really beside the point. You're paying for exclusivity, great performance, superb luxury and the prestige of owning a Bentley...
...The additional body length emphasizes the car's waistline. Bentley says the Continental Flying Spur is more aerodynamic than the Continental GT coupe; it has a slightly better coefficient of drag. One-piece 19-inch alloy wheels are used, and the automaker claims the car's front disc brakes are the largest on a production passenger car. An adjustable air suspension is installed. Interior Leather surfaces and wood veneers provide a sumptuous feel to the inside of the Continental Flying Spur, which can be equipped with either a four- or five-occupant interior. Leather hides come from Northern...
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