The Spur's front seats are supportive yet soft, and the back seats are equally plush--but it's a bit tighter in back than in some other limousine-class cars. All seating positions are swaddled in top-drawer materials and bespoke craftsmanship; the Spur is hand-fitted with leather, wood, and chrome details that make "cheaper" cars like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class seem pedestrian.Since it's so rare and so expensive, the Flying Spur has not been crash-tested by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), nor by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). A full roster of airbags and safety features-including side and side-curtain airbags and electronic stability control-is included.
A dizzying set of standard equipment can be topped with extravagant options. The 2011 Bentley Flying Spur comes with automatic four-zone climate control; power closing for the doors; multi-adjustable power seats with a massaging function; and a navigation and audio system that have unfortunately complex secondary controls driven through an LCD screen. Bentley offers adaptive cruise control as an option, along with a Naim 1,000-watt audio system that hasn't impressed editors as much as its price tag shocks them. Personalization is the key to making the Spur distinctive-and terribly expensive, too.
For an in-depth report on this British luxury sedan, see TheCarConnection's full review of the Bentley Continental Flying Spur.