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.