To be straightforward, the Bentley Continental Flying Spur wouldn't have been my first pick if I was unloading about $200,000 a year or two ago. Bentley's are a bit ostentatious, by definition, and the vehicle's roofline looked a bit too much like a Lincoln Town Car.

It was nice but it just lacked a certain something. It was a bit too similar to the Continental GT coupe and I think that took away from its appeal.

Now though Bentley has given the Flying Spur a bit more distance between its sibling. AND it looks a touch more like the range-topping Mulsanne than its less expensive coupe. There's more elegance and a whiff of "old school" when you look at the new Flying Spur.

To learn more about what sets the Flying Spur apart from the rest, check out Motor Trend's video below as they went to the far east to experience the big bad Bentley.

We warn you though, there will be plenty of commentary whose phraseology uses too much "good" and "awesome" as the primary descriptor. Oh, and you'll love the part on how British taillights are supposed to be shaped...

On this episode of Ignition, Jonny and the team head to Beijing, China to both drive and ride in Bentley's newest premium luxury sedan, the Flying Spur. Although the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur has dropped "Continental" from its name, the sedan has more content and refinement than ever before. As was the case with the original Bentley Continental Flying Spur, the sedan is arriving roughly two years after the Continental GT coupe. With all of the hype and pressure riding on this new Bentley Sedan, will the New Flying Spur be able to stack up against it's predecessors, it's bigger brother the Mulsanne, and also the elements of rural and inner-city China? Stay tuned to find out.

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