Care for some English Elm on your luxury sedan?

Bentley’s Mulliner personalization division is capable of some luscious creations. Just last week, it presented the Bamford X Bentley Mulliner Mulsanne Speed. That one featured a black-on-black color scheme that was created through a process called Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD). It’s a complicated process that flies over my head; all I know is that Mulliner is capable of such a thing. I mention all of this because Mulliner’s back with a new creation, only this time, it’s for the Bentley Flying Spur.

At this point, refinements like a Peacock Blue paint finish and British Elm in the interior are what you can expect from Mulliner. They’re quintessentially British by nature, and so is the Flying Spur, which makes this particular personalization program a treat to the senses for those who prefer going over-the-top with their luxury amenities.

I don’t think it necessary to remind everyone of the kind of class and status surrounding the Bentley Flying Spur. It’s a sedan that’s made to ooze those qualities on its own. Then again, it doesn’t hurt that a personalization program like Mulliner is a skip and a knock away from rolling up its sleeves and working on the well-crafted additions that a particular customer may want from there Flying Spurs.

The results certainly speak for themselves, and in this particular instance, the final product is a testament to the quality of the Bentley Flying Spur and the all-around ingenuity of Bentley’s go-to personalization program.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Bentley Flying Spur by Mulliner.

What makes the Bentley Flying Spur Limited Edition By Mulliner special

2017 Bentley Flying Spur Limited Edition By Mulliner Exterior
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When you’re dealing with companies like Bentley, it’s important to remember that its definition of “opulence” differs greatly from most of the industry’s automakers. Outside of Rolls-Royce, Bentley is the creme de la creme of automotive luxury, so there is an expectation there that when it comes to the British auto brand’s personalization program, no material is considered “too premium.”

I say that because Mulliner’s latest take on the Bentley Flying Spur lives up to all of these expectations, and then some. Sure, the exterior of the Flying Spur looks plain when you compare it to the ridiculousness of the Bamford X Bentley Mulsanne’s black-on-black paint finish, but don’t sleep on Mulliner somehow injecting modifications that can raise an eyebrow or two. In this case, Mulliner is offering as many as 100 different colors that are available for the Flying Spur to go with a “Peacock Blue” paintwork to frame the sedan’s bright lower front grille. The result is surprisingly understated but it is effective in creating a sleek look to the sedan when paired with the set of gloss black, town seven-spoke wheels that Mulliner also threw into the Flying Spur for good measure.

With the Flying Spur’s exterior already brimming with renewed confidence, Mulliner turned its attention to the luxury sedan’s interior with a complete showcase of its full capabilities. First, Mulliner dressed up the seats with handcrafted leather. Standard stuff for Mulliner. From there, it added a refrigerated champagne cooler, loose cushions with the Union Flag embroidered on them, and a bespoke, two-tone color split that adds some life to the cabin. The real highlight though is the Mulliner’s use of English Elm on the veneered surfaces of the interior.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur Limited Edition By Mulliner Exterior
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2017 Bentley Flying Spur Limited Edition By Mulliner Exterior
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Outside of Rolls-Royce, Bentley is the creme de la creme of automotive luxury, so there is an expectation there that when it comes to the British auto brand’s personalization program, no material is considered “too premium.”

The English Elm is an actual tree that was commonly seen in central southern England. That said, the specific tree that Mulliner used for the Flying Spur is rare in the sense that it was kept alive on the private estate of a British aristocrat through the proper of regular injections. When the tree eventually fell, it was sold off, with the proceeds being used to reintroduce the English Elm back to the U.K. and Europe. Naturally, Bentley and Mulliner had to have a piece of that English Elm tree for reasons that we now know of.

Mulliner’s work on the Flying Spur not only speaks to the kind of resources the personalization program has at its disposal, it also highlights the potential for customization that the Flying Spur has. Remember, this isn’t the first Flying Spur model that Mulliner has personalized in recent memory. It also worked on the GQ Korea Flying Spur with renowned Korean designer Sang Yup Lee. That one came with a duo-tone exterior finish of Magnetic of Onyx, making it the first example of a duo-tone Flying Spur that made its way to the Korean market. It also received Burnt Oak and Saddle hide, a small storage area that is lined with a Mandarin-colored material and accessed through a door that slides rearward, a special area that stores cufflinks and a watch, and a garnish plate that read “MULLINER GQ” with smaller lettering that says “Designed by Sang Yup Lee.” Not your typical Mulliner program, is it?

2017 Bentley Flying Spur Limited Edition By Mulliner Interior
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The real highlight though is the Mulliner’s use of English Elm on the veneered surfaces of the interior.

One of the best parts of being a Bentley owner are the wealth of personalization options that are at available courtesy of Mulliner. All these options can be had at the discretion of an owner who’s willing to pay for them. Heck, if a customer wants veneer that’s hand-sanded, lacquered, and painted, before being polished with lamb’s wool, Mulliner can make that happen too.

Only a small sample of these options were added into this particular Bentley Flying Spur, but rest assured, a lot of these options, including that English Elm tree, are hard to come by. Then again, there’s no such thing as “hard to come by” when we’re talking about Bentley and Mulliner.

So don’t be shy about ogling at Mulliner’s new personalized interpretation of the Bentley Flying Spur. There’s a good chance that you’re not the only one who’s done that.

Source: BentleyMotors

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