These ultra-exclusive models celebrate two decades of Bentley in China.
Bentley Mulliner has created a collection of new cars to celebrate 20 years of selling cars in China. Oddy, the limited edition models are not inspired by China's capital, Beijing. Bentley used the streets of London as inspiration as the brand was founded there in 1919 by Walter Owen Bentley.
Bentley's in-house Mulliner bespoke department is handling this order, which is one of the largest in its history. Only 20 of each will be made, all powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 instead of the more powerful W12 engine. All 80 vehicles will be sold exclusively in China.
The Guard is based on the Continental GT and inspired by the famous Royal Guards who protect the Royal Family.
Bentley uses St James Red pearlescent paint with a Beluga roof to recreate their iconic outfits and 18-inch bearskin hats in car form. The contrast between red and black is further enhanced via a carbon fiber body kit and 21-inch ten-spoke black painted wheels with a bright machined finish. It has model specific "The Guard" badges in black, on which the car's particular number is placed. In this case, it's number one of 20.
The interior is trimmed in a bespoke three-tone split consisting of Linen, Beluga, and Hotspur with Beluga lambswool rugs. The gold buttons on the Guards' uniforms are represented by Gold Organ Stops that control the HVAC system. The speakers of the Bang & Olufsen sound system is finished in black and gold to match.
The Carnaby is inspired by Carnaby Street in London's Soho district. Carnaby Street is known for its retail, bright colors, and energetic atmosphere. This GTC will be offered in four colors, including Radium, Jetstream II, Orange Flame, and Onyx.
Bentley chose a 22-inch black painted alloy wheel with a solid white accent as the wheel option and comes as standard with the Styling Specification body kit and an Arctica pinstripe.
On the inside, it has Radium hide accents on Beluga leather with contrast stitching in Radium and Silver. The center console features new dark tint diamond brushed aluminum.
Bentley first started trading with China in 2002. That same year it built a State Limousine for the Queen in celebration of her Golden Jubilee. Ten years later, it produced another car to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.
The Pall Mall is inspired by the original Sate Limo delivered in 2002, which the Queen uses to this day. The exterior is finished in bespoke duo-tone Beluga over Claret paint with matching 22-inch ten-spoke wheels in a claret-painted and bright-machined finish.
As this is a limo fit for a queen, the interior is more important. This Flying Spur has a four-seat interior with a unique front-to-rear color split. The hide flows from Imperial Blue in the front to Baroda Blue in the rear. Special touches to the interior include Page Gold micro-piping, leather-trimmed cushions, and a selection of veneers including Gold, Piano Baroda Blue, Open Pore Burr Walnut, and High Gloss Burr Walnut.
If you want a tailor-made outfit in London, head to Savile Row. According to Bentley, "traditional tailoring materials are given a modern twist" in this Bentayga.
The Bentayga Savile Row is finished in Clean Cumbrian Green, paired with a set of 22-inch ten-spoke wheels finished in Cumbrian Green with a bright machined finish.
It also has a four-seater cabin with a rear center console finished in Cumbrian Green, and Portland hides. Mulliner's Serenity seat quilting features on the seats, doors, and backboard. These surfaces contrast beautifully with the High Gloss Burr Elm veneer on the fascias, center consoles, and door waist rails.
A suit and bow tie are also embroidered into the headrests.