India, Aug. 31 -- Each of the 40,000 Flying Spurs has been hand-built, each having spent more than 100 hours on a dedicated production line.

Bentley's famed four-door luxury grand tourer, the Flying Spur, has reached a significant milestone as the folks at Crewe have produced the 40,000th unit of the Flying Spur, which is now in its third-generation.

Bentley S1 Continental

Though the first-generation Continental Flying Spur debuted in 2005, it's history goes back to the R-Type Continental Coupe of 1952. After all, one of the successors of the R-Type Continental - the S1 Continental - received the first-ever 'Flying Spur' moniker, courtesy of renowned coachbuilder H.J. Mulliner. Mulliner, based on a hunch, developed 127 bespoke units of t...