It's hybrid art that's 17-feet long.
When most people think of Bentley, they think of old money, fox hunting, and Swiss bank accounts with no traceable connection to their true owners. These are all valid views, but the company is trying to move away from that image slightly by introducing more eco-conscious vehicles like the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid.
This new hybrid version of Bentley's headlining product is the first to implement design influences from the EXP 100 GT concept car. As a way to introduce this machine, Bentley will be offering it in an ultra-exclusive 'Odyssean Edition' which features sustainable cabin materials, exclusive exterior paint colors, and other aesthetic touches.
The new special edition forms part of Bentley's vision of emission-free luxury by the year 2035 and incorporates newly-sourced sustainable materials. The Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition makes use of locally crafted tweed wool on the interior panels, and sustainably harvested open-pore Koa wood that uses 90 percent less lacquer than most high-gloss veneers.
Sustainable leather is also used extensively, and Bentley referenced its very own 1955 Flying Spur which still has its original leather interior in immaculate condition. Customers will be able to choose from hues such as Beluga, Porpoise, Cricket Ball, Brunel, or Burnt Oak. The exterior features custom 21-inch ten twin-spoke wheels and lower brightware.
The Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition isn't just a pretty face: the new hybrid powertrain delivers a serious punch. It combines a 2.9-liter V6 with an advanced electric motor that delivers a combined 536 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. This endows the big Bentley with a 0-60 mph sprint time of 4.1 seconds, and a maximum range of over 435 miles. Bentley offers this special edition with some tasty optional extras including adaptive cruise control, a leather headliner, a rotating display, and interior mood lighting. Pricing is yet to be released, but if we've learned anything, it's that Bentley special editions tend to be snapped up rather quickly.