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1959 Bentley Continental

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1959 Bentley Continental

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The name Bentley Continental Flying Spur provides a hint of what this fine head-turner is all about. For exclusivity, refinement, creature comforts, and old-world craftsmanship, this grand tourer is peerless. Perfectly-matched wood veneers in the passenger compartment, the softest leather interior imaginable, and exquisite brightwork both inside and out enhance this sumptuous beast and offer a level of luxury seen rarely in today's automobiles. The Bentley Continental Flying Spur's styling and attitude harkens back to the original Speed introduced in 1923, a time in which luxury was a standard that all aspired to.

This is more than a cosmetically beautiful automobile. The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is also a performer powered by an engine capable of putting out 600 horsepower. In keeping with the modern trend toward treating the environment more kindly, this grand touring car boasts unique low-friction components to boost its torque and power and a state-of-the-art fuel quality sensor which adapts to varying fuel blends. This is all quite remarkable in a car capable of reaching 200 mph while posting fuel consumption numbers of 24 mpg on the highway and 10.8 mpg in town.

The Flying Spur is a four-door version of the two-door Continental. Making it debut in 2005, the Flying Spur is now hand-assembly in Crewe, England, exclusively. However, several body and chassis components are reminiscent of the Audi S8 and A8 as well as the Volkswagen Phaeton. The 2009 model saw a 10-horsepower increase in output. At present, the Bentley Continental Flying Spur is regarded as the fastest four-door sedan in the world due to this refinement. At the same time, its stability is so good that it can handle nearly one full G while corner, amazing for a vehicle of this size and power.

A closer examination of the luxury-class interior reveals exceptional attention to detail, right down to customizing the color of the stitching on the leather steering wheel cover, the piping on the seats, and ensuring the grain of the real-wood veneers are matched to perfection. This detail extends to incorporating a TV tuner, DVD player, iPod, and Bluetooth capabilities to maximize driver and customer convenience. The ceramic components of the braking system will bring a Flying Spur to a stop within about 100 feet from a speed of 62 mph, according to company literature. Naturally, the exterior trim and finish is updated classic Bentley – sleek, dark, and elegant.

The Park Distance Control gives a driver peace of mind while negotiating a tight parking space in this luxury automobile. Sophisticated electronics enable fine adjustment of seat position, individual climate control, and a trunk that opens with the touch of a button. Continuous all-wheel drive makes the Bentley Continental Flying spur as sure-footed as it is graceful while cornering ... View more

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