Bentley Flying Spur will receive 3D wood panelsJuly 25, 2020
The British automaker has decided to take the level of Rossosh interior of the Flying Spur sedan to the next level – the car door panels will now be equipped with wood panels with a three-dimensional effect. Bentley says they are the first in the industry to apply this technology to wood.
Earlier, the British automaker unveiled the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept – the luxury car debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. The car showcased a new design for the Continental GT coupe and another design element we haven’t seen in production Bentley cars yet – until now.
For the first time in the automotive industry, Bentley uses 3D wood paneling on the interior of its Flying Spur luxury sedan. It was in the interior of the EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept that the 3D wood panel was first demonstrated.
The wood panels, which will receive a diamond pattern, will be made from a solid block of American walnut or American cherry wood.
It takes a huge amount of time to create a 3D-effect wood panel, Bentley says.
The company’s representatives said that the most experienced specialists in the company cut wood using a multi-axis machine. Finishing touches are done by hand for a more flawless finish. Then open-cell varnish is applied for a sophisticated, natural look.
Bentley Boydell, Head of Interior Design at Bentley for the Flying Spur, comments: “3D wood is the next interior design element we have carried over from the EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept to production models. It matches perfectly with 3D leather stitching throughout the Flying Spur interior. “
Bentley said both American walnut and American cherry woods are sourced from North American deciduous forests. Both are also popular growing tree stocks in North America.
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