Bentley’s Mulliner division has pushed the boundaries of luxury by introducing stone veneers for the cabins of the Continental GT and the Flying Spur. Customers will be able to choose from four different colours: Galaxy, Autumn White, Terra Red and Copper.
The slate and quartzite stones have been hand selected and imported from the Indian states of Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, which who have a rich heritage of stone masonry. These stones are then broken into usable pieces and after that, are shaped and finished by the Mulliner team at Bentley’s Crewe facility in the UK. The stone surface of the veneers is only 0.1 mm thick, which means that they are quite light and translucent while giving a stunning pattern to the cabin.
Mulliner is known for coming up with unique cosmetic modifications for Bentley vehicles- be it the GT Design Seat or the limited edition Breitling Jets-inspired Continental GT. This division of the British automaker is especially very popular among the company’s clients in China and Middle East.
Geoff Dowding, Director of Mulliner Operations, stated: “Bentley is the established expert in the handcrafting of wood and leather, and now we are exploring new, fine and rare materials to offer even more bespoke tailoring and choice to our customers. Stone veneers are another first for Bentley – but only the beginning of what we plan to do with this luxurious and unique material.”