Bentley is today announcing details of a new limited edition to celebrate the introduction of its latest model, the Flying Spur Hybrid, with the special model to be known as the Odyssean Edition.
Taking inspiration from the EXP 100 GT concept car that defines Bentley’s view of luxury mobility in 2035, it’s is the first step on a journey to introduce new sustainable materials as part of its Beyond100 strategy.
The Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition not only uses an advanced hybrid powertrain, delivering a combined power of 400kW and 750Nm of torque, but also includes new, even more sustainable materials throughout the cabin.
The cabin features panels of beautifully crafted tweed made from 100 per cent British wool, twisting a blend of tonal colours into a bespoke yarn to create a unique natural luxury textile especially for Bentley.
With a focus on sustainability, the open pore Koa veneer fascias and waistrails use 90 per cent less lacquer than high-gloss veneers, and allow the natural surface texture and aesthetic of the wood to be enjoyed.
Selected from only the very best, most figured stock available, open-pore veneer is painted with just three ultra-thin layers of lacquer, together totalling only 0.1 mm in thickness.
The centre console is finished in a sleek, minimalist Piano Linen veneer, while a dedicated three-colour leather scheme lends the whole interior new depth. Together with new materials, sustainable leather is used widely across the cabin for long-term durability.
Indeed, Bentley’s own 1955 S1 Flying Spur was referenced during the design process, as the car still retains its original, now-66-year-old leather interior which is still in immaculate condition.
Accents to the interior are in a soft, warm hide called Autumn, with customers able to choose from five specifications that utilise Beluga, Porpoise, Cricketball, Brunel or Burnt Oak leather in tandem with light, modern Linen hide.
A unique Odyssean Edition treadplate becomes apparent when entering or exiting the car, and is matched with exterior D-pillar badging.
In common with the ombré finishes seen in the EXP 100 GT interior, an exclusive new embroidery style sees thread colours blend calmly into one another across the width of each seat, defining and accentuating the lofted diamond pattern.
Deep pile over-mats feature contrast binding, and can be upgraded to lambs wool rugs – increasing the wool content of the interior yet further.
To the exterior, painted Pale Brodgar accents on the 21-inch ten twin-spoke wheels and lower bright-ware (front and rear bumpers, headlight and tail light surrounds and lower body side chrome) result in a uniquely serene character.
A curated exterior palette of six colours have been recommended to harmonise with the Pale Brodgar accents, but the full Bentley palette can be chosen from.
The Flying Spur also incorporates a class-leading portfolio of intelligent and intuitive remote services through the My Bentley app.
The a range of features – from ‘find my car’ and ‘lock my car’, through to car status and statistics – includes battery charge monitoring, cabin comfort controls, and the ability to find nearby charging points and navigate to them.