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Bentley goes Stone Age with new interior options

Bentley goes Stone Age with ne...
The stone veneers add an interesting visual twist to the Bentley cabin
The stone veneers add an interesting visual twist to the Bentley cabin
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The stone veneers add an interesting visual twist to the Bentley cabin
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The stone veneers add an interesting visual twist to the Bentley cabin
Bentley is launching the veneers on the Continental and Flying Spur
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Bentley is launching the veneers on the Continental and Flying Spur

Always looking for new ways to distinguish its automobiles from the daily commuting hordes, Bentley is now furnishing its interiors with stone veneers. Sourced from India, the slate and quartzite stone options give the interior a raw, natural look. Stone works for upgrading kitchens and landscaping, so why not a $200,000 sedan?

Bentley is pulling its slate and quartzite from quarries in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, India before breaking each stone into smaller usable pieces, curing each piece with glass fiber and resin, and applying the finished veneers to vehicle interiors. The stone options are being offered under Bentley's Mulliner personalization program.

Bentley isn't the first automaker to experiment with stone trim. Mercedes-Benz offers a granite option within its designo suite.

Bentley is launching the veneers on the Continental and Flying Spur
Bentley is launching the veneers on the Continental and Flying Spur

Mulliner customers can add the stone veneer option to the Continental and Flying Spur in their choice of four colors: Galaxy, Autumn White, Terra Red and Copper. Stone trim seems like it'd be a natural fit for the forthcoming Bentayga, as well, but Bentley doesn't mention that model in its announcement.

Source: Bentley

2 comments
2 comments
Bob Flint
The stone top counters is overdone in kitchens, not particularly useful material option, considering it's durability, kitchen will be replaced many times over before the counter ever begins to show signs of wear, unless of course you drop a heavy hard object onto it. The last thing you want to literally face in a luxury car interior in a collision, $tupid waste of effort, might as well stick with the whale penis offerings, as was used in the seating a few years ago. Or perhaps Dodo bird tail feathers.....
Martin Hone
Stoned interiors, iced coolers.....what drugs are these guys on ?