The new Flying Spur has the most complex Bentley interior in history.
The all-new 2020 Bentley Flying Spur debuted last year, setting new standards for large luxury sedans. While it looks familiar on the outside, the new Flying Spur has been rebuilt from the ground up and is larger, lighter, and more luxurious than ever before.
Under the hood is a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine delivering 626 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 takes just 3.7 seconds before the Flying Spur tops out at 207 mph. But it's the exquisite handcrafted interior that truly sets the new Flying Spur apart. According to the luxury automaker, the Flying Spur has the most complex Bentley interior in history. And it's easy to see why after reading these new facts released by Bentley.
To complete the Flying Spur's interior, 350 unique leather pieces are adorned to 60 bespoke components using over 1.8 miles of thread, which is stitched by 141 Bentley craftspeople. This process is so complex that staff require at least five months of training to meet the expected quality standards.
All leather hides found in the interior of the Flying Spur are sourced from Northern European bulls. Customers can choose from 14 interior leather hide colours, which can be complimented by 23 contrast thread colors. Bentley also claims the Flying Spur's steering wheel features the "most elaborate hand-stitching and leatherwork to be found anywhere in the automotive industry".
A cross-stitched steering wheel requires 16 feet of thread to be precisely passed through 352 sew holes to achieve 168 distinctive cross stitches. Using a bespoke pair of needles and a "motion too complicated to be replicated by machine", a single steering wheel takes three and a half hours to stitch by a Bentley craftsperson.
The four seats inside the new Flying Spur require a total of 12 hours to assemble by hand, while the optional embroidered Bentley wings comprise of 5,103 individual stitches. In a first for the auto industry, the cabin is also finished with three-dimensional diamond quilted leather door inserts inspired by the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 design concept. With such high levels of craftsmanship and meticiulous attention to detail, it's no wonder the Bentley Flying Spur starts at $214,600.