Price (as tested) 💲: $322,595
Powertrain ⚙️: Twin-Turbocharged 6.0-liter W12
Output 💪: 626 hp/664 lb-ft of torque
Transmission 🕹: 8-Speed Automatic
0-60 MPH 🚦: 3.7 seconds
Top Speed 💥: 207 mph
MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 12 city/19 hwy/15 combined
Curb weight ⚖️: 5,694 lbs


Drivers’ cars find their way into every segment, even pinnacle luxury.

Balancing the pomp of a Rolls-Royce Ghost and the glamour of a Mercedes-Maybach S680, Bentley builds its Flying Spur Speed’s extravagance upon a Porsche platform, with active anti-roll bars, torque vectoring, and a 6-liter W12 engine.

Pointed in a straight line, with Comfort drive mode selected, there’s nothing to indicate the Flying Spur Speed is a closet canyon carver. The 12-cylinder snoozes its way up to speed, the air suspension filters road blemishes, and the cabin seals out wind and tire noise.

The feeling of hand-picked leather, soft suede, and milled aluminum invite a demure drive.

But a 626-horsepower giant has finished dozing.

Sport mode rouses the transmission to rapid gear changes, the throttle to eager response, and the steering to appropriate resistance. 5,700 pounds move with composure through corners – overseen by immense iron rotors. The all-wheel drive system loads up the rear for a schoolyard shove at open throttle.

At more…modest levels of the automotive marketplace, driving engagement can take a stronger lead while comfort and prestige shrink into the choir. Yet in the context of $300,000 sedans, the Flying Spur Speed is the only one to deliver every driving nuance.