Bentley Motors is proud to be attending the Savile Row Concours with two limited editions from Mulliner. These bespoke and handcrafted editions have been created through collaboration with Jack Barclay – Bentley’s oldest retailer – and renowned Savile Row tailor, Huntsman. The Savile Row Concours celebrates the heritage and history of the prestigious London address and its relationship with the automotive world. Every Huntsman Edition car comes with a bespoke Huntsman jacket for the owner; created in one of Huntsman’s exclusive house cloths.
The Bentayga Extended Wheelbase and Continental GTC Huntsman Edition feature bespoke interiors inspired by the sartorial heritage of the renowned Savile Row tailoring house. Huntsman Head Cutter and Creative Director, Campbell Carey worked closely with Jack Barclay and the team at Mulliner to carefully translate Huntsman’s 174 years of bespoke heritage into a design complementing the interior of each of the cars.
These models have been furnished with unique Huntsman tailoring. Signature cloth design features throughout both vehicles, with upholstery in the Huntsman charcoal four-point star design, contrasted with honeycomb cross stitching. The iconic Huntsman logo and the signature ‘H’ motif can be found embroidered on the headrests, and embossed on the treadplates, with even the key box receiving a custom treatment; inlaid with tweed and stamped with the Huntsman logo. The result is two bespoke cars fit for the ultimate bespoke lifestyle.
Huntsman’s Creative Director Campbell Carey, comments: “It is with great enthusiasm that we reignite our celebrated partnership with Bentley’s Jack Barclay, with two new Huntsman models. As Huntsman’s Head Cutter and Creative Director, it’s always a pleasure to work alongside bespoke craftspeople within other industries. In collaborating with the team at Bentley Mulliner we have created an exclusive collection of cars that reflect the iconic style of Bentley and Huntsman and bring a harmonious balance of sartorial flare and luxury with world-class engineering and innovation.”
Huntsman Edition customers will be invited to visit Huntsman’s historic premises on Savile Row to choose their cloth and undergo a measuring session to ensure their jacket is crafted exactly to their requirements. The two Huntsman Edition examples are part of a collection of 1 of 5 of each model. In the true meaning of bespoke; each edition will be individually styled and designed to the customer’s very own requirements, with customers being able to influence many aspects of the Huntsman editions. Any potentially interested customers would be able to curate their very own Huntsman edition by contacting the team at Jack Barclay.
The Bentayga EWB Huntsman Edition is based upon the wellbeing-focused Azure model. Featuring a metallic Burgundy exterior paint, bright chrome work, Azure vertical vane grille, and 22” ten-spoke body-colored painted and bright machined wheels, finished with a subtle Huntsman Edition badge on the rear pillar. The interior cabin blends Huntsman tweed and Damson and Portland leather, in a masterclass of craftsmanship. Providing an alternative style and feel, Huntsman tweed detailing can be seen throughout the cabin including the gear lever, door pockets, stowage areas, and grab handles. Mulliner’s additional loose rear cushions also are finished in Huntsman tweed with Damson piping. Other unique details include Piano Damson veneers, Huntsman embroidery, and Huntsman tweed micro-piping to the Mulliner floormats.
The Huntsman Edition includes the most wellbeing-focused automotive seat in the world – Bentley Airline Seat Specification. The new Airline Seat Specification of the Bentayga EWB is the most advanced seat ever fitted to a car. With 22 ways of adjustment, the world’s first auto climate sensing system and advanced postural adjustment technology offer the finest rear accommodation since the Mulsanne.
The Huntsman Edition Continental GTC Speed is finished in a light grey satin exterior paint and contrasts the Blackline Specification, the gloss black 22” ten-spoke wheels, and the black Huntsman exterior badge. Highlights of the interior include Beluga and Porpoise hide contrasting with the Huntsman tweed on the seats, stowage areas, and center accent on the steering wheel. A Piano Porpoise over Galaxy Stone dual finish veneer is swept from door to door via the dashboard. Huntsman embroidery to the seats and unique treadplates can be seen when approaching the car.
With its W12 engine delivering 659 PS (650 bhp), a 0-60 mph sprint time of 3.6 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds), and a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h) the Continental GTC Speed sits alongside its coupe sibling at the performance pinnacle of the Continental GT family. The Huntsman Edition shows what can be achieved through the Mulliner personal commissioning process, where Jack Barclay and Huntsman with the aid of Mulliner have created two truly unique cars.