Here's Why The Bentley Flying Spur Is 616 HP Of Complete Madness


First clue: 616 hp

Let’s be honest here. The 2016 Bentley Fly Spur isn’t a normal car and that’s a good thing. No, it’s an awesome thing. Powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 with 616 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, this big sedan was first launched back in 2005 and yet it’s still competitive thanks to a recent refresh. And yet we haven’t heard of plans (so far) for a replacement, and get this: the Flying Spur is based on the same platform as the previous generation Audi A8 and Volkswagen Phaeton. Point being is that it’s an impressive piece of engineering and outright luxury.

But back to that W12 and what it’s capable of in terms of performance. Try 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of (yes, really) 199 mph. And that’s coming from a vehicle that weighs over 5,400 lbs. Buyers will be slapped with a gas guzzler tax of $2,600.

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Our tester was equipped with lots of optional and expensive features, such as $5,715 Brodgar exterior paint, $12,775 tri-spoke polished wheels and $2,080 veneered picnic tables, to name just a few. So as you can imagine the final sticker price is way higher than your typical suburban house, but, oh, it’s so worth it. Special thanks to Los Gatos Luxury Cars for letting us film the car.

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