It was while writing a first drive of the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid for this very site the other day that my mind drifted back to another Spur I drove, some 17 years ago. It was the very first and knowing how conservative Bentley was and remains about its top speed claims, I thought it would be interesting to see how far beyond its suggested maximum of 195mph it could be persuaded to go.
Killing a Bentley at over 200mph | Thank Frankel it's Friday
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.
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