It’s very hard to fault a cabin that’s as lavish and tactile as the Flying Spur’s. Owners of the Continental Flying Spur may expect a more obvious architectural reappraisal in here than they’ll actually find, but Bentley insists that it has changed 600 individual pieces of cabin trim.
It would also probably point out that super-luxury saloons are design classics, like tailored suits and fine timepieces. As such, they don’t need the major design overhauls from generation to generation that you see in volume cars. Hmm.
True or not, we’ll let that ride, if only because there’s so little wrong with the Flying Spur’s cockpit anyway. For a machine so large, there certainly ought to be a touch more front headroom, more reach adjustment on the steering column and a lower driving position available for those who’d prefer one. That apart, the news is all good. In some departments, it’s quite wonderful.
The wide front seats are beautifully stitched, tastefully coloured and very comfortable – as well as heated, ventilated and massaging in the case of our test car’s. The steering wheel is very large by modern standards and requires plenty of arm-twirling, but a smaller three-spoker is an option.