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Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition: A Glimpse into Bentley’s Future

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Bentley is today announcing details of a new limited edition to celebrate the introduction of its latest model, the Flying Spur Hybrid. Taking inspiration from the EXP 100 GT concept car that defines Bentley’s view of luxury mobility in 2035, the Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition is the first step on a journey to introduce new sustainable materials as part of its Beyond100 strategy.

Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean edition Hybrid
Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean edition: First mainstream production Bentley to implement design influences from the EXP 100 GT concept car

The Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition not only uses an advanced hybrid powertrain delivering a combined power of 536 bhp (544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb.ft) of torque, but also includes new, even more sustainable materials throughout the cabin, directly reflecting design details showcased in Bentley’s centenary concept car.  The cabin features panels of beautifully crafted tweed made from 100% British wool, twisting a blend of tonal colours into a bespoke yarn to create a unique natural luxury textile especially for Bentley.

Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean edition Hybrid
Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean edition: First mainstream production Bentley to implement design influences from the EXP 100 GT concept car

With a focus on sustainability, the open pore Koa veneer fascias and waistrails use 90% 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.

Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean edition Hybrid
Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean edition: First mainstream production Bentley to implement design influences from the EXP 100 GT concept car

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, thanks to its 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.

Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean edition Hybrid
Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean edition: First mainstream production Bentley to implement design influences from the EXP 100 GT concept car

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.

Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean edition Hybrid
Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean edition: First mainstream production Bentley to implement design influences from the EXP 100 GT concept car

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 unique to the Flying Spur – together creating a stunning effect employed here by Bentley for the first time.

Deep pile overmats feature contrast binding, and can be upgraded to lambswool rugs – increasing the wool content of the interior yet further.

Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean edition Hybrid
Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean edition: First mainstream production Bentley to implement design influences from the EXP 100 GT concept car

To the exterior, painted Pale Brodgar accents on the 21” ten twin-spoke wheels and lower brightware (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.

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