The 2011 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Limited Edition was developed and produced by Bentley in collaboration with British design company Linley and is scheduled to go on sale in China, thus proving the growing demand by Bentley's biggest four-door market. The fascia, console, waistrail and roof console received specially selected Linley veneers in Santos. A comment made by David Linley, Chairman of Linley, announced that it was a great honour to work alongside an esteemed British brand as Bentley and the two brands shared a passion for craftsmanship and design. He added that their efforts would result in a car that was utterly unique and reflective of the goal that both brands shared for engineering and excellence.
The distinctive Linley helix Furniture Collection has given the iconic Linley Helix motif, which is made up of four different types of veneer that contrasts with the Santos rosewood in order to underline the wave effect produced by the marquetry. Mark Blanchard, Head of Design at Linley, commented that it was an exciting and challenging project as they had designed the interior within the constraints specified by Bentley. A Linley branded leather bag with a sumptuous cashmere blanket and other Linley items such as a leather luggage tag will be included in the boot of the limited edition Flying Spurs.
Brett Boydell, senior designer at Bentley said that there were several design challenges and the collaboration represented a ringing endorsement of two great British brands working closely together, achieving a high-class product which had the recognisable signs of Linley entwined into a Bentley.
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