...Powertrains and Performance: The 2008 Bentley Continental Flying Spur is motivated by a twin-turbo W12 that pumps out 552 hp and 479 pound-feet of torque. Peak torque arrives at an impressively low 1,600 rpm. With the assistance of a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, this mechanical marvel torpedoes the burly Bentley from zero to 60 mph in a scintillating 4.8 seconds. Steering-wheel paddle shifters are present, but given the automatic's seamless performance and the relatively slow-witted responses of the paddles, we doubt owners will employ them on a regular basis. Safety:...
...All-wheel drive is standard. Bentley says the Continental Flying Spur is more aerodynamic than the Continental GT coupe; it has a slightly better coefficient of drag. There's an adjustable air suspension and one-piece 19-inch alloy wheels. Bentley says the car's front disc brakes are the largest on a production passenger car. Safety Eight airbags, including full-length side curtain airbags and side-impact airbags for both front and rear outboard occupants, are installed. An electronic stability system is standard. Driving Impressions Like most ultraluxury, and even plain luxury, models, the...
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