Mulliner Makes 2016 Bentley Flying Spur Fit for an Emir
If the stock model of a 2016 Bentley Flying Spur falls short of what the emir of Qatar expects of a luxury car, then Mulliner, Bentley’s in-house coach building division, knows how to make it right.
Although the emir of Qatar didn’t really require an upgrade of a 2016 Bentley Flying Spur, Mulliner still made one.
One would think that there really isn’t much more that anyone can do to enhance a full-size luxury limousine. However, Mulliner shows how much more extravagance can come from the most unsuspected items like a refrigerator ideal for cooling six-figure priced champagne and decadent finger sandwiches placed between the seats in the back of the car. It’s not just any ordinary frig, it took 15 hours to hand-build.
Included are two Mulliner designed champagne flutes with bottoms that mimic the rims of the car. They’re perfect for partaking some of that champagne in the frig.
There’s also signature quilting on the center console, seat bolsters, and door panels of the 2016 Bentley Flying Spur that take the interior to another level of elegance not seen on the stock model.
There is also a rear storage compartment where the owner of the car and his spouse can lock away riches from cash to diamonds or place a watch in a special holder.
Then there’s painted veneers, lamb wool polished to a shine, as well as a sterling silver atomizer in easy reach of the back seat passengers so they can spray perfume to mask the common odors in the air that infiltrate in from the outside.
A mammoth 3,993 cubic centimeter engine that generates 507 hp and 487 lb-ft (660Nm) of torque powers the 2016 Bentley Flying Spur. However, if that’s not enough, then there’s a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine in reserve that can boost horsepower to 625 and torque to 590 lb-ft/800 Nm. A ZF 8-speed automatic transmission keeps things running smooth.
No doubt the driver feels he’s navigating a heavenly chariot as he (or she) caresses the knob of the gearshift and plants a foot on the drilled alloy pedals.
The first Bentley Flying Spur was unveiled in 1957 and was available by special order. The nameplate continued until 1966 when it was ultimately discontinued. It was re-introduced in the 2006 model year based on the Continental GT, but with a stretched wheelbase and much more room for rear passengers.
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