The Bentley Flying Spur, redesigned for the 2020 model year, is the British ultraluxury brand's newest challenger to Maybach and AMG versions of the Mercedes-Benz S-class sedan. The 12-cylinder Bentley has a maximum output of 626 hp. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and boasts a top speed of just more than 200 mph. Bentley claims it's the world's fastest sedan. Here's a roundup of snippets of Flying Spur reviews from the automotive media.
"The Flying Spur is fairly large, at over 17 feet in length, but the rear-wheel steering — a first for Bentley and one feature that is unique to the Spur — helps out massively when negotiating the incredibly cramped and twisty roads of [a tiny European] principality. With the rear wheels countersteering at slow speed, the car actually feels no longer than the Continental GT, effectively hiding the bulk of the Flying Spur. Once out in the mountains, the rear-wheel steering makes hairpins a breeze. It seems ironic: The one thing that's truly unique to the Flying Spur actually makes it feel more like a Continental.
"The engine's ample torque can hurtle the Flying Spur off the line toward the horizon effortlessly, and the weight of the car is all but forgotten until it's time to hit the brakes. There's a reason this car comes with the largest steel brakes ever fitted to a production car: The Flying Spur uses every last bit of its stoppers to efficiently bring its bulk to a halt."
— Drew Stearne, Roadshow by CNET