In its new four-door Grand Tourer, Bentley makes use of cutting-edge parametric design software and combines it with its storied craftsmanship for superb detail. Without compromising the approach of the luxury British car manufacturer’s 100-year history of production and artistry, Bentley’s Grand Tourer sets the benchmark for interior refinement and luxury.
The unique Diamond Knurling Specification brings traditional craftsmanship into the digital era adorning the front console vents as well as the B-pillar and rear console vents. Delivering the ultimate luxury on four wheels, the Flying Spur features 5,331 individual diamond shapes precisely cut into the front console vent. Making use of technology mostly utilized in architecture, the parametric design software allowed Bentley’s designers to provide incredible detail to the changing of dimension and curvature of the console vents.
The new production process introduced fine detail and finishing, producing jewelry of fine quality and finish of the metal knurling. “Through a progressive, no-compromise approach to every aspect of the project, we have embraced the use of the latest technology to ensure that not only the Flying Spur. But all future Bentleys, are at the cutting edge of what is possible,” said Brett Boydell, Head of Interior Design for the Flying Spur.
Teaming up with UK-based automotive design company Astheimer, Bentley created new algorithms to make it possible for the diamond patterns to wrap seamlessly around the car’s sculpture. In addition to the 5,331 individual diamond shapes precisely cut into the front console vent, 3,500 diamonds are incorporated in the rear vent and 1,800 diamonds in each B-pillar vent.
Handcrafted in Crew, England, the advanced luxury four-door sedan was created on an entirely new platform giving the car a stronger road presence due to its more muscular proportions.
- Electronic all-wheel drive (a first on a Bentley), active all-wheel drive, Bentley dynamic drive, and new driver assistance systems
- Ultra-comfortable seats
- ‘floating’ center console
- Customizable 12.3-inch HD touchscreen
- 3-D diamond-quilted leather door inserts
- New wood veneer options and mood lighting
- 0 liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine
- Matted dual-clutch eight-speed transition
- 0-60 in 3.7 seconds
- Top speed of 207 mph