New Flying Spur Interior Hailed as Bentley’s Most Complex Ever
Luxury carmakers Bentley have launched their new Flying Spur model, which is being billed as having the world’s most sophisticated and luxuriously stitched cabin.
The centre piece of the Flying Spur’s interior - its steering wheel - is home to some of the most elaborate hand-stitching and leatherwork to be found anywhere in the automotive industry.
A cross-stitched steering wheel involves five metres of thread being precisely passed through 352 sew holes in order to achieve 168 distinctive cross stitches.
A single steering wheel is stitched in three and a half hours by a skilled Bentley craftsperson, using a bespoke pair of needles and a motion too complicated to be replicated by machine.
The cabin in finished with three-dimensional diamond quilted leather door inserts, inspired by the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 design concept.
Flying Spur customers can choose from as many as 14 interior leather hide colours, which can be complimented by a vast selection of 23 different colours of contrast thread.
Earlier this month Bentley indicated its intention to debut its first all-electric car within the next half-a-decade.
Bentley was founded by W. O. Bentley in Cricklewood, north London in 1919.