Test drive: Magnificent Bentley Flying Spur V8 has more to offer than price

The super-rich hardly need to save a few euro on a luxury saloon like this one, but it has other advantages over the slightly more expensive W12

Bentley Flying Spur V8 is the sports limousine of choice for those who can spare €300,000. Photo: Richard Pardon

If you’re capable of spending more than €250,000 on a luxury saloon, does it matter if you can scrimp and save a few cent here and there?

That might look to be the idea behind the creation of the new Bentley Flying Spur V8, therefore rendering it irrelevant when compared to the existing and rather grandiose W12 model, but there’s more to the British marque’s thinking than mere financial benefits. The price represents a mere ...