Bentley Introduces Stone Dashboard

Fancy a Flintstone’s vibe in your Flying Spur?

Now you can recreate Bedrock’s finest vehicles thanks to Bentley’s bespoke coachbuilding division, Mulliner, and it’s introduction of ‘the next level of modern British automotive luxury.’

Made with slate and quartzite stone sourced from quarries in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, India, Continental and Flying Spur drivers can now specify real stone veneers for their dashboards.

The innovative interior finish utilises state-of-the-art stone veneer technology; the sections of stone are split from larger pieces and cured using glass fibre and a bespoke resin. Finally, they are shaped and hand finished by Bentley’s Mulliner coachbuilding team at the company’s headquarters in Crewe.

Despite their source material, the veneers are just 0.1mm thick so are actually very light.

“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,” explained Geoff Dowding, director of Mulliner Operations. “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 veneers are available in four different colours on Continental and Flying Spur models.

Phil Huff

Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, DAD.info and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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