Bentley to Launch Continental Flying Spur Linley Limited Edition
The vehicle will come with key Linley elements in the cabin, such as Linley veneers (Santos rosewood), which will be found on the fascia, console, waistrail and roof console, being integrated within an automobile for the first time.
The veneers will be used on the entire wood surfaces, where Bentley chestnut or walnut could usually be found.
The Linley Helix motif, which is borrowed from the Helix Furniture Collection, will be used for the waist-rails and picnic table of the Flying Spurs. In addition to that, the rear console will receive a customer-ordered Linley humidor.
“The car had to look different and we wanted a strong statement inside the interior, so we chose Santos rosewood, a straight grain veneer. Bentley usually uses burr veneers for their interiors as they are more malleable around compound curves. Using a straight grain veneer was a new challenge but together we succeeded and the final results look stunning,” Mark Blanchard, Head of Design at Linley, explains.
The final touch will be a Linley branded leather bag, which will be placed in the boot of the car, together with other Linley items, such as a cashmere blanket and a leather luggage tag.
Bentley will only produce ten units of the car, which will be destined for the Chinese market, as the carmaker wants to show appreciation for its biggest four-door market.
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