Bentley takes luxury to a whole new level by collaborating with British design company Linley to launch 10 limited edition Continental Flying Spurs. David Linley, the Chairman of the company, has established himself as the finest designer of luxurious furniture in the UK and maybe even the world and so, it is fitting that two brands synonymous with sophistication and affluence should come together in this way.
The vehicle was unveiled in completion at the Jack Barclay dealership in London. It features the finest Santos rosewood veneers covering the fascia, console, waistrail and roof console of the interior. Where Bentley chestnut or walnut would normally be used, veneers cover the entire wood surfaces of the model. The waistrails and fold-down picnic tables feature Linley’s trademark Helix motif from the furniture collection inlayed from four different types of wood into an intricate pattern. The custom fitted Linley humidor drops into a unique console that contains a humidification system, cigar cutter and ashtray. Other key features include an in-built fridge set behind the arm rest and rear console with specially designed space for bottle storage and a pop up vanity mirror concealed in the picnic tables.
Mark Blanchard, Head of Design at Linley, stated that “It has been an exciting and challenging project to work on. We designed the interior within the stringent constraints specified by Bentley, however we ensured the car exemplified Linley craftsmanship.”