British four-door fury: can the W12 Bentley Flying Spur overtake the Aston Martin DBX707?

At first glance, pitting the Bentley Flying Spur against Aston Martin’s snarky, AMG-powered DBX707 might seem unfair. After all, the SUV is named because of its amazing power. But it’s a closer race than you might think.

The premise is this: the DBX707 is the most powerful four-door vehicle Aston Martin sells and the Flying Spur W12 is Bentley’s most powerful four-door vehicle in Europe. Since both are British luxury brands, why not see which is the fastest in the quarter-mile?

Despite those similarities, there are some differences. Powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 sourced from Affalterbach, the Aston Martin makes 697 hp (520 kW/707 PS) and 663 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque.

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Meanwhile, Bentley gets more cylinders, but less power. Under the hood is a 6.0-liter W12 engine that makes 626 hp (467 kW/635 PS). It’s a torquey beast, however, and makes 663 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque, just like the DBX707.

This power proves to be very useful when it comes to moving around in wood, leather and soundproofing equipment which makes this four door limo a great experience. Although it is a sedan, it weighs 5,373 lb (2,437 kg), 424 lb (192 kg) more than the 4,949 lb (2,245 kg) SUV.

Despite being overweight and generating less power, the Flying Spur acquits itself very well in the race. Capable, at first, of surprisingly good burnout, the W12 is a bit cranky than previously expected.

In fact, its torque helps it move really well and in two out of three races, it gets a better launch. However, the Aston Martin’s low weight and extra horses mean it can reel in a Bentley in all three races.

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