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2006 Bentley Continental GT

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MPGMPG 11 City / 18 Hwy
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2006 Continental GT Overview

Click above for high-res gallery of the 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur In case you haven't noticed, we're a blog. You know, one of those Web sites run by people who don't shower and refuse to change out of their pajamas? That's us in a nutshell. So imagine our shock when Bentley not only responded to our e-mail, but told us it would be granting our request to review the 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Man, we're still trying to get a Yaris from Toyota to review and Bentley just gave us the green light? The universe has gone nuts, but fortunately, today we find ourselves in its favor. The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is a sedan that makes other super saloons like the BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and even its own very distant cousin, the Audi A8, seem practical in comparison. At an out-the-door asking price of $183,825 (including destination charges and a hefty $3,700 gas guzzler tax), the Continental Flying Spur costs more than ... 1 Lamborghini Gallardo 2 Dodge Vipers 18 Chevy Aveos 35 Vespa Granturismo 200 scooters 72 Scattante CFR LE bicycles 1,045 Nike Air Jordan XXI sneakers All of the above are perfectly acceptable forms of transportation, some even exceptional. After a few days with the Bentley Continental Flying Spur, however, each is but a distant memory from a different tax bracket. %Gallery-23505% Photos Copyright ©2008 John Neff / Weblogs, Inc. Click any image to enlarge The Bentley arrived on a Friday afternoon, and my first order of business was to drive it as far away from my high-rise apartment complex as possible. My 2,000 or so neighbors are probably good people, but why tempt fate? Besides, fortune again found me when I found out a few weeks prior that my girlfriend's brother was getting married this particular weekend, which meant this Bentley was going to help me score a whole bunch of brownie points. When the delivery guy handed me the Flying Spur's key, the first thing I noticed was that it's the same switchblade style key used by Volkswagen and Audi. The second thing was that it weighed about four times as much and featured two silver colored metal caps on either side. This is where a Bentley owner's education in the philosophy of "weight equals wealth" begins, as the Flying Spur itself tips the scales at nearly 5,500 lbs. Before we hit the highway, the Flying Spur and I stopped for a quick photo shoot that gave me a chance to inspect the sedan's styling. Bentley didn't mess with the sexy styling of the Continental GT on which the Flying Spur is based. In fact, a lot of what we love about the GT is here in four-door trim, most importantly the pair of twin bi-xenon headlights and matrix grille set in swept back sheetmetal that flows into the car's long hood. It's a nicely modern update of Bentley's traditional visage that can still be found on its Arnage and Azure models. …
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2006 Continental GT Overview

Click above for high-res gallery of the 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur In case you haven't noticed, we're a blog. You know, one of those Web sites run by people who don't shower and refuse to change out of their pajamas? That's us in a nutshell. So imagine our shock when Bentley not only responded to our e-mail, but told us it would be granting our request to review the 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Man, we're still trying to get a Yaris from Toyota to review and Bentley just gave us the green light? The universe has gone nuts, but fortunately, today we find ourselves in its favor. The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is a sedan that makes other super saloons like the BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and even its own very distant cousin, the Audi A8, seem practical in comparison. At an out-the-door asking price of $183,825 (including destination charges and a hefty $3,700 gas guzzler tax), the Continental Flying Spur costs more than ... 1 Lamborghini Gallardo 2 Dodge Vipers 18 Chevy Aveos 35 Vespa Granturismo 200 scooters 72 Scattante CFR LE bicycles 1,045 Nike Air Jordan XXI sneakers All of the above are perfectly acceptable forms of transportation, some even exceptional. After a few days with the Bentley Continental Flying Spur, however, each is but a distant memory from a different tax bracket. %Gallery-23505% Photos Copyright ©2008 John Neff / Weblogs, Inc. Click any image to enlarge The Bentley arrived on a Friday afternoon, and my first order of business was to drive it as far away from my high-rise apartment complex as possible. My 2,000 or so neighbors are probably good people, but why tempt fate? Besides, fortune again found me when I found out a few weeks prior that my girlfriend's brother was getting married this particular weekend, which meant this Bentley was going to help me score a whole bunch of brownie points. When the delivery guy handed me the Flying Spur's key, the first thing I noticed was that it's the same switchblade style key used by Volkswagen and Audi. The second thing was that it weighed about four times as much and featured two silver colored metal caps on either side. This is where a Bentley owner's education in the philosophy of "weight equals wealth" begins, as the Flying Spur itself tips the scales at nearly 5,500 lbs. Before we hit the highway, the Flying Spur and I stopped for a quick photo shoot that gave me a chance to inspect the sedan's styling. Bentley didn't mess with the sexy styling of the Continental GT on which the Flying Spur is based. In fact, a lot of what we love about the GT is here in four-door trim, most importantly the pair of twin bi-xenon headlights and matrix grille set in swept back sheetmetal that flows into the car's long hood. It's a nicely modern update of Bentley's traditional visage that can still be found on its Arnage and Azure models. …Hide Full Review