There are just two ways to configure the Bentley Flying Spur, but possibly thousands of ways to trim one out, given Bentley's palette of 17 paint and interior colors.
It's a real task to wade through the nuances of look and feel in the new Flying Spur. It may require a consultation with your stylist--whether you'll opt for Thunder or Storm Grey or the shocking purple Damson paint, or the Beluga leather. The same goes for piano black, burr walnut, or fiddleback eucalyptus trim, or machined aluminum, or other semi-bespoke choices.
At its core, the Flying Spur comes just two ways, though--as a $200,500 five-seat sedan or as the four-seat $211,430 Mulliner. In either case, it's rife with power features, including 14-way power seats with memory and lumbar adjustments at all the outboard seating positions. On the multimedia front, there's a control unit with a 64GB music hard drive, and DVD/USB/SD inputs. A rearview camera is standard.
Technology figures prominently on the options list. There's a connectivity package that's a must: it pairs dual 10-inch screens on the back of the front-seat headrests with a remote control so that back-seat passengers can control climate, audio, and other car functions without using a fingerprint-mussed touchscreen. Wireless internet access for up to eight devices is included, with a monthly subscription fee.
The outrageous $7,480 Naim for Bentley audio package sounds up to snuff, finally. In previous editions, the bass response has been thinner. Now it's more in tune with American tastes: it sounds like it's gained some bottom-end depth in the Spur, as it should, since its speaker housings shave about 2 cubic feet from the trunk to pound out its 1100 watts of power.
If it were our money (clearly, it isn't), we'd choose the $13,985 Driving Specification and its 21-inch polished chrome wheels, quilted leather, and knurled shift knob; lambswool rugs for $800; and the $2,000 seatback picnic tables and built-in Champagne cooler for $2,135. Because you never know when the urge for an impromptu picnic will strike.