The Bentley Flying Spur at Meadow Brook Hall

Forbes article features 2020 Bentley at Meadow Brook

Meadow Brook Hall was the setting for a photoshoot featuring the 2020 Bentley Flying Spur. The photos served as the highlight to the Forbes article titled, “2020 Bentley Flying Spur Review: Well-Heeled Excitement.”

Read an excerpt below or click here to read the full article.

Bentley was founded by W.O. Bentley, with the first car being produced in 1919. He had a simple vision for Bentley, W.O. said. “We are going to make a fast car, a good car, the best in its class.” It’s something they took to heart as Bentley’s heritage is synonymous with speed and racing, much like Rolls-Royce. All of the best brands have been born from racing backgrounds. Thankfully, speed is not lost on the 2020 Bentley Flying Spur, powered by Bentley’s renowned W12 twin-turbocharged engine, getting it from 0-60 in a brisk 3.7 seconds, faster than most sports cars.

Notable features on the next-generation Flying Spur include:

  • Retractable Flying B mascot appears for the first time on a modern-day Flying Spur
  • All-Wheel Steering for the first time on a Bentley
  • Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain

Fully Redesigned Exterior

The new Flying Spur looks nothing like the previous generation. The design team came up with an entirely new character for the Flying Spur, which showcases its long bold style, thanks in part to extending the wheelbase by an impressive 130 mm. The result is a very aggressive yet classic large stately styled sedan. They achieved this look through muscular lines that sweep over the haunches, showing the car’s full length. This bold look is complimented with standard 21-inch wheels, plus an option of two different 21-inch wheel designs and one unique, 22-inch Mulliner Specification wheel.

Perhaps my favorite element of the new Flying Spur is the retractable Flying B mascot, which decorates the hood for the first time on a modern-day Flying Spur. It’s electronically deployed and illuminated with an LED; you can even choose to have it up or down when driving. One also can’t help but notice the crystal cut LED matrix headlights complete with a chrome sleeve, making them sparkle, even when not lit.

Stunning Handcrafted Interior

One look inside the Flying Spur will take your breath away. It’s quite possibly the most elegantly designed car of its time, flawlessly executing the balance between luxury and sport, with a hit of the old world.

Diamond knurling decorates the rotary switches, air vents, and clock. The unique facet knurling process involves 5,331 individual diamond shapes cut into the center vent panel, which is translated to the B-pillar and rear vents.

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