CHELSEA, MI – We once used to scoff at the Bentley name, but no more. We hang a U-turn at the end of a lightly used backroad straight near this small town west of Detroit and pin the throttle of Bentley’s new 4-door sedan, the Continental Flying Spur. The broken-yellow center line immediately is a single blur, and in the time it takes to glance at the Spur’s big-numbers speedometer to calculate what 225 km/h means in the Colonies, the 5,455-lb. (2,475-kg) Spur is thundering past 140 mph. ...

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