Bentley keeps current Flying Spur alive by introducing new Design Series by Mulliner

Article by Christian A., on July 3, 2017

Bentley is reportedly in the midst of creating the next generation of the Bentley Flying Spur luxury sedan. While the development of the all-new model is ongoing, the British luxury carmaker has found a new way to make the current generation stay relevant. Yes, Bentley has managed to keep the current model alive by releasing the new Flying Spur Design Series by Mulliner.

Bentley’s personal commissioning division, Mulliner, has been charged to create just 100 examples of the new Flying Spur Design Series, which is basically a unique design take on the current generation of the luxury sedan. The Flying Spur Design Series allows clients to pick from any of the five interior and exterior accent selections: Azure Purple, Kingfisher, Mandarin, Pillar Box Red and White. Of course, the Flying Spur Design Series could be availed in any of the models in the range: V8, W12, V8 S and W12 S.

The new Flying Spur Design Series features an exterior defined by a lower fine line as well as LED Welcome Lamps, with V8 S and W12 S models providing a bold front bumper design. Both the front bumper detail and the lower fine line are accentuated by a stunning color accent. Interestingly, the Welcome Lamps illuminates the word “Mulliner” onto the ground at night.

Meanwhile, the Flying Spur Design Series W12 S is gifted with black brightware around its grille and its headlamps while its 21-inch Directional Sports Wheels are finished in Gloss Black. The Flying Spur Design Series V8 S, on the other hand, rides on 21-inch black-machined six twin-spoke wheels.

As for the interior, the new Flying Spur Design Series boasts of a distinct and luxury cabin. Occupants are treated to leather seats which have a perforated hide that exposes a vibrant secondary color underneath. The seat bolsters and the door inserts also feature quilted hides. Likewise, the driver is provided with a steering wheel that has a colored 12 o’clock stripe.

Furthermore, the inside of the top roll and waist rail tops now features a contrast color split, which means that the new Flying Spur Design Series comes with three hide colors, with the center console finished in Piano Black.

Interestingly, the new Flying Spur Design Series will be the first in the auto industry to employ Titanium-enriched carbon fiber – previously used only in the aviation industry -- on the interior, as found on the waist rails and fascia panel. Customers could have the treadplates -- featuring a ‘Mulliner’ illumination -- finished in any of the five accent colors.

This could be the last limited edition of the current generation Bentley Flying Spur luxury sedan, since a new generation is expected to be unveiled and introduce in 2018 as a 2019 model. For those who can’t wait, the new Flying Spur Design Series could be a good proposition.

Press Release

FLYING SPUR DESIGN SERIES BY MULLINER: INSPIRED BY EXTRAORDINARY DESIGN

Bentley Motors is today announcing full details of the new Flying Spur Design Series by Mulliner.

Comprising a selection of five interior and exterior accent colour splits – Mandarin, Pillar Box Red, White, Kingfisher and Azure Purple – this new limited edition delivers a unique and exclusive design take on Bentley’s luxury sedan, curated by Bentley’s personal commissioning division, Mulliner.

Only 100 examples of this exclusive limited edition will be produced by Mulliner. The Design Series is available across the four-car Flying Spur range – V8, W12, V8 S and W12 S.

The new Flying Spur Design Edition has been created by Mulliner for the Bentley driver who seeks a more extreme, bespoke interpretation of the performance-oriented sedan.

The new Flying Spur Design Series by Mulliner is characterised externally by bright-coloured fine lines contrasted with blackened brightware (W12 S only), to enhance the dynamic, performance-oriented nature of the Flying Spur.

Inside, the hallmarks of Mulliner – Bentley’s personal commissioning division – include fine leather detailing picked out in bold colours, new materials and technical precision.

Flying Spur Design Series: A Dynamic Purpose

The new Flying Spur Design Series takes its inspiration from the finest details: the flash of colour on a suit lining, or the vibrant stitching on a leather saddle.

The exterior of the Flying Spur Design Series is marked out by a bold, front-bumper design (V8 S and W12 S models only), a lower fine line and LED Welcome Lamps. The front bumper detail and the lower fine line, which runs along the doors to the rear, are highlighted with a striking colour accent. At night, the Welcome Lamps reflect the word ‘Mulliner’ on the ground.

The Flying Spur Design Series W12 S has the significant design additions of black brightware around the headlamps and grille, for a more dramatic appearance. The 21” Directional Sports Wheels are painted in Gloss Black, further enhancing the powerful, aggressive nature of the W12 S engine.

The sporting Flying Spur Design Series V8 S sits on 21” six twin-spoke wheels which have been black-machined to reflect the unrivalled dynamic character of the V8 engine.

The Mulliner Interior: Beauty Comes with Bespoke

Inside the Flying Spur Design Series, Mulliner has handcrafted a unique, luxurious space in which to travel.

The perforated hide on the leather seats reveals a vibrant secondary colour underneath, which echoes the bold colour accents throughout the limited-edition Flying Spur. The steering wheel also features a coloured 12 o’clock stripe. The hide on the seat bolsters, and on the door inserts, is exquisitely quilted by Mulliner.

There is a new, bespoke contrast colour split on the inside of the top roll and waist rail tops, creating a palette of three hide colours inside the luxury sedan. The centre console is finished in Piano Black.

In an automotive first, Mulliner has also showcased the technical precision and sporting prowess of Bentley with the use of Titanium-enriched carbon fibre on the waist rails and fascia panel. Previously, this highly technical finish was only used in the aviation industry. The treadplates are finished in one of the five accent colours and feature a ‘Mulliner’ illumination.

Source: Bentley Motors

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