You would be right to wonder how Bentley could substantially improve on the excellence of its Flying Spur sedan, but you’d also be wrong, because in addition to being better, the 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spurs are also much, much newer.
As significant as the details are to these cars’ buyers, what is remarkable is the deftness with which Bentley has split the all-wheel-drive sedan’s personality. For the plushbottoms who require more comfort, there is the Flying Spur with its significant reductions in tire, wind, and cabin noise, as well as a comfier ride. Those who care about driving hard will welcome its performance counterpart.
So how does the Speed drive? Basically, it’s like piloting a very large stick of butter. And not your supermarket Land O’Lakes, either — we’re talking Plugra or President here. Extremely high fat content, completely consistent throughout. The chassis modifications have resulted in a car that moves as a cohesive unit and manages its weight like a prizefighter. There is no nervous deflection at the wheels or hesitation in the body’s transitions, just natural and direct responses, all overlaid with soft, progressive control feel.
Source: Motive Mag