A new material is available in Bentley’s bespoke luxury cars: stone.
Through Bentley’s Mulliner bespoke division, customers can now order stone veneers made from slate and quartzite. Bentley sources the stone from quarries in Rajastahn and Andhra Pradesh, India. Each section of stone is cured using glass fibre and a bespoke resin before it is shaped and hand finished back at the Mulliner coach building headquarters in Crewe, England.
The veneer surfaces is just 0.1mm thick, making them extremely light and allowing the grain and pattern in the stone to be clearly visible.
“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,” said Geoff Dowding, director of Mulliner operation. “Stone veneers are another first for Bentley – but only the beginning of what we plan to do with this luxurious and unique material.”
The stone finish can be had on the Continental and Flying Spur in four different colors: Galaxy, Autumn White, Terra Red and Copper.
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