Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed is a true driver's car best experienced from behind the wheel. Its acceleration and handling capabilities make it feel more like a midsize sport sedan than its hulking mass suggests.
When you tack the word "Speed" onto a car's name, it had better be fast, and the speedier Flying Spur (first introduced in 2009) does not disappoint. Bentley upped the ante over the standard Flying Spur by increasing horsepower from 552 hp to 600 hp and torque from 479 lb-ft to 553 lb-ft, gains of 9 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Suspension and chassis tweaks include a 0.4-inch-lower ride height, stiffer dampers and springs, larger anti-roll bars, solid-mounted front sub-frame, and stiffer rear bushings. The electronic power steering has been recalibrated and a "Dynamic" mode has been added to the Bosch 8.1 ESP system, further amping-up the car's performance character. The suspension hunkers down on 20-by-9.5-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in custom Pirelli P-Zero rubber.