By Prakruti Jhaveri posted Sep 21st 2016 at 8:31PM
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After securing a special spot in the hearts of the likes of David Beckham, Robert Downey Jr, and even the Queen of England, Bentley's custom division, Mulliner, forays into South East Asia-South Korea-with two special editions of the Flying Spur. While we celebrate these special South Korean editions, here's a look at a few other masterpieces by Bentley Mulliner.
South Korea is known for its classic ceramics and the Red Devils football team; and these limited edition versions of the Flying Spur are reflections of these cultural nuances. The special editions are created by the brand's design head, Sang Yup Lee, in association with the country's GQ magazine head, Lee Choong Keol. On its exterior, one of the editions sports dual colours-magnetic onyx with burnt oak-complemented by saddle-hide interiors. The second one, on the other hand, flaunts the South Korean white and blue ceramic colours.
Even in the past, Bentley has introduced a host of bespoke cars, including the Mulsanne Sinjari. Based on the Mulsanne, the Sinjari edition takes after the majestic namesake bird known for its strength and agility. Like the Sinjari, this customised Mulsanne offers strength, power and superb handling. It flaunts black and gold interiors. The winged logo of the brand on the car is crafted in 23.9k gold, a stark contrast to its all-black exterior.
Continental GT Speed - Breitling Jet Team Series
In 2015, Bentley collaborated with the Breitling Jet Team, one of the world's largest professional aerobatic units. The team had then introduced a fleet of seven L-39 Albatros jets, to complement which Bentley created a customised range of limited edition Continental GT Speed cars. With its exterior and interior flaunting a colour combination of onyx and hallmark, and hand-stitched, embroidered seats, this edition of the Continental GT was a treat for aviation enthusiasts.
Mulsanne Blue Train
The Mulsanne Blue Train was another work of art by Bentley Motors. This iconic model was designed to celebrate the historic victory of the original Bentley Speed Six coupé against the Blue Train in France in 1930. It is speculated that Bentley Boy, Woolf Barnato, drove the Speed Six to complete this dare. However, no confirmation on the model driven was ever drawn. Yet, Bentley's design team chose to draw inspiration from the Speed Six to build this modern-day Continental GT. Built in a colour scheme and vintage-style interiors similar to the original model, the Mulsanne Blue Train comes with a personalised hamper with Robbe and Berking silver-plated cutlery, Haviland Limoges porcelain crockery and Linley crystal champagne flutes.
The final masterpiece on our list is the Mulsanne 95 that was designed to celebrate 95 years of Bentley's craftsmanship. Quintessentially British, it flaunted a dark-tint winged ‘B' logo on its bonnet and a ‘95' emblem on its illuminated treadplate. Its handcrafted white and red hide upholstery was complemented by a single wood dashboard.
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