Her Highway’s female automotive experts took a luxury drive to the Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club in the quaint seaside town of San Clemente, California. The men just couldn’t keep their eyes off her — the 2012 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed— as we were heading up and through the bag drop valet.
“We ladies were flattered by all the smiling …staring…and drooling from the golfers at the country club, until we realized the boys were actually lusting after the Bentley,” said Christina Selter, HerHighway’s Editor in Chief.
And if ever there were a car that could stop men in their tracks…or in the middle of their backswing on the golf course, it would have to be the 2012 Flying Spur Speed. Its elegant yet masculine lines are stunning; and from every angle this artfully crafted hunk of metal screams “money, class and prestige.”
But make no mistake. The 2012 Flying Spur Speed is not just a big phat, ultra-luxurious sofa on wheels. No way…this baby can really fly. How fast and how high? The Bentley’s 12-cylinder engine, capable of generating 600 handsome horses, will sweep you away — from zero to 60 mph in about four seconds. And it’s engineered to gallop at top speeds up to 200 miles per hour. With credentials like that, we agreed that the Flying Spur Speed would look great as an Indy or NASCAR pace car! Pass the caviar, and refill my champagne, please.
Harnessing and directing all that sexy power is a 6-speed automatic transmission married blissfully to a sophisticated continuous all-wheel drive system. For greater agility and handling, the suspension can be lowered by 10mm and uprated springs and dampers can be integrated, creating a sportier feel and more sensitive driver feedback. Another remarkable feature is the Flying Spur’s fuel flexibility — it can run on gasoline or biofuel or a combination of the two, thanks to a revolutionary new fuel sensing system.
Inside this soon to be classic Bentley, driver and passengers are caressed by diamond-quilted leather seats, which nicely complement the 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel. An advanced infotainment system controls a complete array of functions: keyless entry, your iPod® connection, Bluetooth® telephone system or TV tuner*, and DVD-based Satellite navigation system. And while the Flyer Spur doesn’t quite drive itself, the Park Distance Control feature can slide you into the tightest of parallel parking spots.
The 2012 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed has a list of standard features longer than the VIP guest list at the Oscars or Grammy’s. But we’re just going to call out a few of our favorites: Electronically adjustable front seats with lumbar massage (yes! massage!) and memory and heating settings; full premium grade leather hide interior in your choice of 17 colors; four-zone electronic climate control; rain-sensing windscreen wipers; and those 20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels that complete the poised look of the Flying Spur just like your designer shoes complement your diamond studded boots.
The new Bentley Flying Spur Speed is nothing short of stunning, awe-inspiring and amazing. In case you’re wondering about the fuel economy or price tag. Who cares! It’s worth it…just like you. To order your new 2012 Bentley or for more information click here.
Written by: HerHighway Staff Contributor and Editor Christina Selter