fascia and applications a choice of wooden veneers was offered to select
from. Polished sill plates engraved “Flying Spur” left no doubt that
this was an exclusive model with a character of its own.
most vital change though had taken place under the bonnet
where an engine was fitted with turbocharger and intercooler. Power
was sufficient to guarantee acceleration from standstill to 60mph in a
fraction under 7 seconds; top speed was electronically limited to 140 mph
(225 km/h). The automatic ride control which changed damper settings in
1/100 of a second in response to acceleration, deceleration, road surface
condition and steering changes had been adapted accordingly. A higher rear
axle ration was chosen plus new suspension bushes. 255/65VR15 whitewall
tyres on light alloy rims identical to those of the 93 model year Bentley
Turbo R were fitted.
the Rolls-Royce Flying Spur’s sales figure only just exceeded 100 motor
cars, it is more than a mere “niche” model, as but a few years later
the cars from the last series of the Silver Spirit generation (1997 „New“
Rolls-Royce Silver Spur and Rolls-Royce Park
Ward) sported turbo-charged engines.