This 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur is truly a work of art. The Flying Spur is essentially the four-door version of the Continental GT. In addition to two more doors, it gets another 12.6 inches in wheelbase and 19.8 inches in length, transforming the coupe’s rather tight rear compartment into the Spur’s limolike seating area.
The power comes from a turbocharged version of the W-12 engine used in the top-of-the-line Paeton and Audi A8. Under the influence of 10.1 pounds of boost pressure, this 6.0-liter engine develops 551 horsepower at 6100 rpm and 479 pound-feet-of-torque, which starts at a low 1600 rpm. The engine-management computer regulates this boost pressure to keep peak torque unchaged all the way to 5100 rpm., probably to avoid stripping the teeth off the gears in the six-speed ZF transmission.