Bentley Flying Spur

Editors' Review

There is something fundamentally right about a British luxury machine dipped in the color green. The shades may change but somehow the historic truth is that it always just works. From the moment I first laid eyes on the 2020 Bentley Flying Spur you see here, clad in a color called Verdant, I felt all was right in the world. (Editors' note: This was months ago, when optimism was still possible.)

But the clean look of this car isn't just about the paint, it's also about the trim. This car features the so-called Blackline Specification, which turns the machine's typical brightwork dark and creates a more muted, modern look.

So it's a blend of the old and the new, then, and that's the moral of the story here with the 2020 Flying Spur: A classic brand putting out a modern sedan into a world increasingly full of SUVs -- machines like the bigger Bentley, the Bentayga.

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The Good ~ Surprisingly deft handling ~ Limitless power ~ Loaded with tech and features ~ Championship-level comfort

The Bad ~ That W12 sure is thirsty ~ Ancient rear-seat tablets

The Bottom Line The 2020 Bentley Flying Spur may not be frugal, but it is capable, poised and just short of perfect.

Editors' Rating
  • Performance 9
  • Features 9.5
  • Design 9
  • Media 8.5

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