traditional Geneva Motor Show Dealer Meeting in Spring 1994 was the place
where the manufacturer announced the launch of the first ever Rolls-Royce
powered by a turbocharged engine. Very favorable initial response was
received to this new variant, christened "Flying Spur", during
following weeks. First orders were submitted although the company advised
that "build commences in mid June and will continue throughout the
year at a rate of just five per week worldwide".
The success of turbo-powered Bentley models had made it
clear that clients with a particular interest in exceptionally powerful
engines could be expected, too, from the circle of those who preferred the
Rolls-Royce brand. Another idea discussed by Rolls-Royce's management was
that a considerable number of prospective customers might hold dear the
advantages of an abundantly equipped motor car. The Rolls-Royce Flying
Spur even in its "Standard version", if that term could be used
at all, showed an exquisite balance of power and refinement. Its price was
clearly more expensive than that of the Rolls-Royce Silver Spur.