350 pieces of leather in each Bentley Flying Spur cabin
The new Bentley Flying Spur has one of the most complex interiors ever designed. That is what the British car manufacturer shared about this luxurious model with carscoop. In each Flying Spur a total of 350 unique leather pieces are used on 60 parts that make up the majority of the luxury car’s interior. An interesting material choice from Bentley, and quite a statement in these days of ‘anti-leather’ attitudes.
The leather, which is used in the Flying Spur, is sustainably sourced from Northern European bulls. These bulls are raised for their meat and the leather is a by-product well suited for interiors. A sustainable and logical choice, because these leftovers would otherwise end up in landfill or be incinerated. Each interior is assembled by Bentley’s own craftspeople, who received a minimum of five months training. Each interior comes in 14 different colors. The steering wheel is a masterpiece, with 168 cross stitches, made with 5 meters of thread. A job that takes a craftsperson three and a half hours to do.
Using real automotive leather and authentic craftsmanship gives the car a luxurious feel that is still popular and in high demand. Quality leather, sustainably sourced, is a perfectly durable material and adds to the esthetic of the car.
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