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Bentley reaches 40,000th Flying Spur production milestone
Bentley Motors has handcrafted the 40,000th example of its successful luxury sports sedan, the Bentley Flying Spur.
Now represented by an all-new third generation, the sedan was originally launched as the Continental Flying Spur in 2005, before being renamed to simply the Flying Spur in 2013 to further distinguish the car from its Continental GT.
All three generations of the Flying Spur have been designed, engineered, developed and manufactured at Bentley’s home in Crewe, where the production milestone is being celebrated by the skilled workforce of designers, engineers and craftspeople.
Each one of the 40,000 cars manufactured has spent more than 100 hours on a dedicated production line where a 250-strong team meticulously assemble every Flying Spur by hand. Once finished and subjected to hundreds of quality checks, the car is shipped to its owner in one of the 68 different countries Bentley operates in.
With 40,000 Flying Spurs manufactured in 15 years, approximately 50 per cent have been commissioned by customers in Bentley’s two biggest markets – China and the Americas. The UK is responsible for 10 per cent of Flying Spur orders. While the remaining 40 per cent of cars are shared by customers in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.