INSIDE THE FUTURE OF LUXURY GRAND TOURING
The all-new Flying Spur has been designed as a car both to drive and be driven in. Contemporary and uplifting, the luxurious cabin skilfully combines key elements of Bentley DNA, cutting-edge technology and the finest automotive craftsmanship in the world. It features astounding detail, sculpted surfaces and contemporary lines that will constantly surprise and delight occupants.
“The interior of the Flying Spur is a striking combination of the very latest integrated technology, beautiful materials and design prowess. It is progressive but retains a timeless quality that will still be stylish and appealing for decades to come. With the Flying Spur we have completely reinvented the segment to deliver a car that represents the future of luxury Grand Touring,” said Brett Boydell, Head of Interior Design for the all-new Flying Spur.
Immediately differentiating the Flying Spur from its 2-door stablemate, the new wing-themed fascia wraps around the occupants and into the doors to give a spacious and intimate feeling. The interior design lines connect the front and rear passenger areas to create a completely integrated style.
The elegant, floating centre console houses a customisable 12.3-inch HD touchscreen and the centrepiece of the Flying Spur’s dashboard - totally new ‘sculptural’ centre vents. Here, the traditional, round ‘bullseye’ vents have been replaced with new shaped, precision detailed vents, either side of the Bentley clock. They are available in two finishes, polished and diamond-knurled.
Diamond knurling also adorns the rotary switches and is also available on the air vents and clock, the latter featuring fine bronze detailing. The unique facet knurling process available involves 5,331 individual diamond shapes cut into the surfaces of the centre vent panel alone, which is then translated to the B-pillar and rear vents. In order to produce this decorative detail, a new software algorithm and manufacturing process had to be invented with work with the complex curves of the ducts.
Below the central housing is a stowage area, as well as inductive wireless charging and two USB sockets.
The Bentley Rotating Display, an industry first when launched in the Continental GT coupe, is also available in the Flying Spur. When the engine start button is pressed, the veneer section in the middle of the dashboard rotates to reveal a 12.3-inch touchscreen. This displays three, customisable digital tiles, which for the first time show information selected by the driver, from outside temperature to a compass or navigation.
The second side of the display reveals three elegant analogue dials, while a complete digital ‘detox’ can be selected on the third side, simply displaying a seamless wood veneer fascia that continues around the cabin. For the Flying Spur, this can now be selected, even when the car is being driven.
Emphasising the spacious width of the cabin, sweeping horizontal veneer flows across the dashboard and into the doors, with eight single and seven dual luxury veneers to choose from. Crown Cut Walnut is offered as a new wood veneer option, using a straight cut process to provide a more modern finish. As well as the popular Dark Fiddleback and Piano Black options, a range of five further veneers are available. Dual veneer finish can also be specified in all veneer types to add an even more bespoke feel to the cabin.
The wing-theme graphic emanating from the fascia continues around the interior of the cabin doors, creating an elegant colour split and seamless link between the front and rear seats. Mood lighting is available as an option with up to seven different colours and varying intensities offered.
A first for any car, and inspired by the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 design concept, the all-new Flying Spur offers three-dimensional diamond quilted leather inserts in the doors and rear quarter panels. “We wanted to take our tradition of quilting and push the envelope by moving the game on to the next level. The introduction of 3D leather quilting was a ground-breaking process - a totally fresh idea that had never been seen before.” said Boydell.
Both front and rear seats have been totally redesigned for the Flying Spur, from the style and functionality to the size and patterning. In the front, the all-new seats feature a twin-flute design, while the cosseted, luxury rear environment is enhanced by new, supremely comfortable straight flute seats. With the Mulliner Driving Specification option, both front and rear seats feature lofted, diamond leather quilting, combined with traditional stitching and embroidery work, with three-dimensional quilting extended to the doors.
A full-length, double sunroof can also be specified. The twin glass panels feature a tilt and slide function to the front opening and are made from polarised glass that reduces glare. Alcantara blinds deploy electrically from the centre roof bow and are colour-matched to all 15 headlining colours. The sunroof allows light to flood into the Flying Spur’s cabin, accentuating the open, roomy nature of the interior and the cosseting rear seating environment.