WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Stats
12247 Members
65 Forums
72881 Topics
982406 Posts
79 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
72 registered (11kendo, 12 invisible), 1554 Guests and 313 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
What happened to Tranmere car bootie? 592
Martin Mcguinness dies 528
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal. 472
Incident at Westminster 467
File too large 395
Council tax bill for this year 2017 390
British troops to Estonia 345
Has anyone fished 309
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards 294
Petrol Lawnmower to purchase 245
New General Forums
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
Happy Birthday DIZDAZDOZ
by snowhite
19th Mar 2017 4:24pm
My old friend the fox
by Dilly
18th Mar 2017 11:15am
charity shop bungle..true story
by fish5133
18th Mar 2017 9:11am
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
'March' Photo Competition.
by buddy
1 minute 36 seconds ago
Incident at Westminster
by derekdwc
40 minutes 51 seconds ago
What song are you listening to?
by starakita
Today at 06:07 PM
Offset number plates
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:38 PM
706 Plough Inn 25and 27 Breck Road Wallasey
by tigertiger1953
Today at 04:25 PM
What are you eating today?
by Dilly
Today at 01:44 PM
Genuine Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Jacket - L
by Liverpooltiger
Today at 01:14 PM
It's Broken : Forum Update
by lollipop
Today at 08:53 AM
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
Today at 07:43 AM
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by Mark
Today at 07:43 AM
Rufford Old Hall
by diggingdeeper
13th Mar 2017 9:58am
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#101248 - 26th Oct 2005 2:00am Bentley Flying Spur Or Subaru Impreza ????
Scooby Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 5327
Loc: Birkenhead, Wirral.
Bentley Flying Spur



Quote:
The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is capable of reaching over 200mph, which makes it the fastest four-door saloon in the world. This car also appears to be posh, popular and practical all at once, so Fifth Gear decided to put it to the test.

We sent Tom Ford off on a 24 hour tour of Britain to find out how the Bentley will perform on the drag strip of an American Muscle Car Show, under the scrutiny of some of the world's coolest superstar DJ's and at an open air Proms concert - complete with Spitfire fly-by.


Full Road Test

Quote:
Try not to laugh, but despite the 115,000 pricetag this is Bentley's "entry level" model. The Flying Spur is the saloon sister of the Continental GT coupe and shares the same mechanical underpinnings - that means four-wheel drive and a VW-group twin-turbocharged W12 engine that produces a massive 553-bhp and pushes the Bentley to a top speed just shy of 200 mph. Star feature is undoubtedly the cabin - filled with wood and leather like Bentleys of old, but now benefiting from vastly more equipment plus dramatically improved fit-and-finish. Plenty of leg-room for rear seat passengers and a vast boot mean the Flying Spur should be perfect for high-speed, long-distance touring. Running costs are massive, of course - under hard use fuel economy dips below 10 mpg and depreciation is likely to be high - buyers in this segment tend to prefer coupes or cabriolets to saloons.
  • List Price:
    115,000
  • Typical Monthly HP:
    3606.93
  • 1+35 payments, 8.9%APR
  • Body:
    Saloon
  • Engine:
    W12, 5998 cc
  • Fuel:
    Super Unleaded
  • Power, bhp:
    552@6100
  • Torque, lb ft:
    479@1600
  • CO2 Emissions:
    423 g/km
  • Graduated Vehicle Excise Duty:
    Band F, 165/year
  • Transmission:
    6-spd
  • Driven Wheels:
    R


Performance

  • Top speed:
    195 mph
  • 0 - 62 mph:
    5.2 seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Drag run
    13.9 Seconds
  • Fuel consumption:
    16.0 mpg (combined cycle)


*************************************************************************

Or the Impreza ????

*************************************************************************


Subaru Impreza 2.0 Turbo





  • List Price:
    10,000
  • Body:
    Saloon
  • Engine:
    Flat Four Boxer, 2000 cc
  • Fuel:
    Super Unleaded
  • Power, bhp:
    400@6100
  • Torque, lb ft:
    250@480000
  • Graduated Vehicle Excise Duty:
    Band F, 165/year
  • Transmission:
    5-spd
  • Driven Wheels:
    All wheel drive


Performance

  • Top speed:
    175 mph
  • 0 - 62 mph:
    3.9 seconds
  • 1/4 Mile Drag run
    13.1 Seconds
  • Fuel consumption:
    16.0 mpg (combined cycle)


**********************************************************************

Summary

********************************************************************


  • Bentley costs : 115,000
  • Impreza Costs : 10,000

  • Bentley 0-62mph : 5.2 secs
  • Impreza 0-62mph : 3.9 secs

  • Bentley 1/4 Mile : 13.9 Secs
  • Impreza 1/4 Mile : 13.1 Secs

  • Bentley Top Speed : 195mph
  • Impreza Top Speed : 175mph


<b>Not bad considering i just saved myself 105,000 omg

Top
AutoWirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#101249 - 26th Oct 2005 2:09am Re: Bentley Flying Spur Or Subaru Impreza ????
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5599
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
One of the major factors is the Bentley being totally hand crafted. It would have mattered about 20 years ago, but nowadays, it's just another cost-cutting mobile castle owned by Ford or something. I'd prefer the Impreza, purely because it's the opposite of what the Bentley stands for.
I didn't realise they were that fuel hungry though!!
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#101250 - 26th Oct 2005 2:27am Re: Bentley Flying Spur Or Subaru Impreza ????
hales85 Offline
Member

Registered: 13th Jun 2005
Posts: 85
Loc: birkenhead
i agree scubby would prefare your car to the bently as i'd have to disagree on there conclusion it was n longer a gar for the more stuck up in the community. but that westfield xrt4 looked a hell of a car now that would be fun to throw around track(up to 225bhp as standard rear wheel drive race car) and for 30 grand not to bad well alot cheaper than the bently anyway

Top
#101251 - 26th Oct 2005 2:38am Re: Bentley Flying Spur Or Subaru Impreza ????
Anonymous
Unregistered


Have you just seen the 5th gear repeat on channel 5 too jay wink smile

Top
#101252 - 26th Oct 2005 2:43am Re: Bentley Flying Spur Or Subaru Impreza ????
Scooby Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 5327
Loc: Birkenhead, Wirral.
Yeah, kinda got me thinking like hence the topic think

Top
#101253 - 26th Oct 2005 9:08am Re: Bentley Flying Spur Or Subaru Impreza ????
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
If you could afford the Bentley, Im sure you could also afford the Scooby laugh

2 Totally different cars, and its unfair to compare them.

Sure the Scoob may be quicker, and more fun, but Id rather go up and down the country in the Bentley, plus, the engine in the Bentley is big smooth and powerful to aid the comfort / cruise of the car on motorways, not stonk round country lanes smile
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#101254 - 26th Oct 2005 9:00pm Re: Bentley Flying Spur Or Subaru Impreza ????
lazy_ben Offline
Wise One

Registered: 5th Jan 2004
Posts: 868
Loc: Moreton
Theyre 2 completely different cars.

One's a Luxury motor and the other's a rally bred tarmac muncher.

Id say the Impreza is a driver's car, whereas the Bentley is a car to be driven in.
_________________________


new msn/email: bena3turbo@hotmail.com

Top
#101255 - 26th Oct 2005 9:35pm Re: Bentley Flying Spur Or Subaru Impreza ????
Dazza Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 2899
Loc: Birkenhead
I disagree tease (Oh the contraversy!)

You have the Escort for balls out pleasure and stupidity, So why not get something to pamper your behind? That Bentley is v nice, its 500bhp + and may be 'slower' than the imprezza but think of the extras you would get!
_________________________
My website: www.TeamFord.co.uk

Top
#101256 - 26th Oct 2005 11:55pm Re: Bentley Flying Spur Or Subaru Impreza ????
Scooby Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 5327
Loc: Birkenhead, Wirral.
Dazza, i wasnt thinking of getting one. I wish i had 115,000 spare but even if i did i wouldnt spend it one a bentley.

I passed one going to leeds tonight and i was in the transit van raftl Looked damb cool.....

Top
#101257 - 27th Oct 2005 12:01pm Re: Bentley Flying Spur Or Subaru Impreza ????
Anonymous
Unregistered


Quote:
Originally posted by Scooby:

Bentley 0-62mph : 5.2 secs
Impreza 0-62mph : 3.9 secs

Bentley 1/4 Mile : 13.9 Secs
Impreza 1/4 Mile : 13.1 Secs

Bentley Top Speed : 195mph
Impreza Top Speed : 175mph
What if you ran out of NOS, what would the figures be then?

They're two completely different cars, its like me compairing my little 1331cc to the 34k 04 reg BMW 325ci convertable i smoked, mine was quicker in the race we had, but they're completely different cars.

Top
#101258 - 27th Oct 2005 12:32pm Re: Bentley Flying Spur Or Subaru Impreza ????
Scooby Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 5327
Loc: Birkenhead, Wirral.
Quote:


Bentley 0-62mph : 5.2 secs
Impreza 0-62mph : 3.9 secs
Impreza 0-62mph : 4.7 secs (Without Nitrous)

Bentley 1/4 Mile : 13.9 Secs
Impreza 1/4 Mile : 13.1 Secs
Impreza 1/4 Mile : 13.8 Secs (Without Nitrous)

Bentley Top Speed : 195mph
Impreza Top Speed : 175mph
Impreza Top Speed : 160mph (Without Nitrous)
I am not comparing the cars themselves but the fact my Impreza has better/Similar performance for 105,000 less than the fastest production saloon car in the world.

Just thought it was an interesting point think

Top
#101259 - 27th Oct 2005 10:12pm Re: Bentley Flying Spur Or Subaru Impreza ????
rossi-foci Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 4th Oct 2004
Posts: 467
Loc: Wirral
Definately an interesting point, but i'll sit on the fence and agree wif every1 else, too difficult to compare the 2 cars!!

I know one thing for definate tho.....No insurance company is touchin me on either of them for a good few years, so nothing to keep me awake at night about!!!

Top
#101260 - 28th Oct 2005 12:08am Re: Bentley Flying Spur Or Subaru Impreza ????
Sanchez Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 17th Dec 2003
Posts: 8019
Loc: my house
well i think that the main dirrerence is that the bently could sit at 200 mph all day long and the engine wouldn t even get hot enough to cook an egg on, thats got to tell you some thing
_________________________
Uncertainty or not knowing causes depression, Im happy because I know I'm going to die one day!

Top
#101261 - 28th Oct 2005 11:21pm Re: Bentley Flying Spur Or Subaru Impreza ????
John WRX Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 18th Nov 2003
Posts: 1663
Loc: Tranmere
nothing much will touch the scooby, was good to wipe smiles off ferrari and porche owners on a regular basis, funny to watch a 10 grand piece of tin show up a 100 grand supercar. Some people just dont realise how quick these cars are.
_________________________

Top
#101262 - 29th Oct 2005 1:47am Re: Bentley Flying Spur Or Subaru Impreza ????
Sanchez Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 17th Dec 2003
Posts: 8019
Loc: my house
there quick, but don t last long, a ferrari or any other relly expensive sports car is built to last at silly speeds and handle at silly speeds and it a unique piece of machinery
_________________________
Uncertainty or not knowing causes depression, Im happy because I know I'm going to die one day!

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Offset number plates
by venice
Today at 01:24 AM
What does this all mean?
by venice
Yesterday at 12:20 PM
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
Port Sunlight
by alan128
21st Mar 2017 10:09am
Council tax bill for this year 2017
by keef666
20th Mar 2017 10:25pm
For Sale & Free
Genuine Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Jacket - L
by Liverpooltiger
Today at 01:14 PM
Nail Varnish Stands X 2 (holds 50 in each one)
by j_demo
20th Mar 2017 5:49pm
Ipad
by madrob
19th Mar 2017 5:15pm
windows 7 64bit pc
by brady
18th Mar 2017 4:49pm
Petrol Lawnmower to purchase
by saltytom
18th Mar 2017 8:42am
Featured Member
Registered: 27th Dec 2016
Posts: 3
Newest Members
Monkeyboyliam121, andreap, LairdLad, HollandGj, petaann
12247 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
What does this all mean?
by venice
Yesterday at 12:20 PM
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
Port Sunlight
by alan128
21st Mar 2017 10:09am
Council tax bill for this year 2017
by keef666
20th Mar 2017 10:25pm
What happened to Tranmere car bootie?
by MikeT
18th Mar 2017 6:27am
News : New Topics
Incident at Westminster
by granny
Yesterday at 03:40 PM
Martin Mcguinness dies
by Dilly
21st Mar 2017 9:29am
British troops to Estonia
by fish5133
18th Mar 2017 8:16am
Unusual Phone calls
by granny
16th Mar 2017 3:53pm
Thanks
by Christinerowland
14th Mar 2017 8:11pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Offset number plates
by venice
Today at 01:24 AM
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
Has anyone fished
by Habdab
17th Mar 2017 8:43pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Offset number plates 192
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 6:05am
Sunset Thu 6:31pm
Local Time Thu 8:21pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .