At this rarified end of the market, you can't expect to get away with parsimonious running costs, and the Flying Spur is expensive to both buy and run. You'll also pay the top rate of company car tax and be lucky to ever better 20mpg. Traditionally, this model hasn't kept its value as well as other Bentleys, either, although we expect this latest version to fare better.
Bentley Flying Spur quality & reliability
The lavish wood veneers, organ-stop air vent controls and hand-stitched hide seats punch home the old-money message. However, given that Bentley has gone to such trouble to create plush surroundings, it's a pity the switchgear is so low-rent. Most of the buttons and switches on the centre console would look shoddy in a VW Golf, let alone a luxury limo.
Bentley Flying Spur safety & security
The Flying Spur comes with all the electronic safety systems you'd expect to keep you on the road in all weathers. What it lacks is the more advanced systems of rivals, such as lane-keeping assist and attention-alert systems. Security systems, though, are state of the art.