A famed shoemaker Dominic Ciambrone, aka The Surgeon, curated a bespoke Flying Spur Hybrid. The exquisite car, which has been unveiled by Bentley at the brand’s pinnacle evening event during Art Basel Miami, follows the launch of a limited-edition line of Bentley-inspired sneakers.
The Surgeon visited Bentley’s Mulliner division in early 2022 to create a limited run of ten pairs of bespoke sneakers, featuring Bentley signatures such as diamond quilting and cross stitching as well as his signature ‘Surgeon’ skull and scalpel monogram. The sneakers were the springboard for a second collaboration. Based upon Bentley’s recently-acclaimed Flying Spur Hybrid, the Flying Spur Hybrid by The Surgeon features elegant lines and handcrafted interior. The Mulliner Blackline specification replaces exterior polished chrome with all-black brightware, while the Styling Specification includes a front splitter, side sills, rear diffuser and boot lip spoiler in carbon fibre.
For the exterior of the bespoke Flying Spur Hybrid, The Surgeon selected a duo-tone paint finish of Anthracite over Anthracite Satin. The monochromatic palette is relieved by the sparing use of Satin Bronze, which appears on the lower front, side and rear bumper. A bespoke Satin Bronze pinstripe draws the eye to the full length of the Bentley, while the 22” Satin Anthracite wheels feature a Satin Bronze pinstripe around the outer rim. The same finish is used for the Surgeon badges on the D pillars and the Hybrid badge on the fender. An illuminated Flying B radiator mascot comes in Gloss Black.
Inside, the motif on the outer sill panel reads ‘The Surgeon’ while the inner sill plate conveys his personal philosophy, ‘Never Stop.’ Bespoke LED welcome lamps, project the skull and crossed scalpel logo onto the ground.
The upholstery features Linen as the main hide on the seats, doors and lower fascia while the secondary hide color, Beluga, features on the fascia top, centre through-console and rear parcel shelf. Contrast stitching in Bronze features on the seats, seat piping and in a cross-stitch pattern on the steering wheel. The namestyle ‘Surgeon’ is embroidered in Bronze on the seats.
The upper veneer is open pore Crown Cut Walnut, and the lower veneer is in High Gloss Crown Cut Walnut and features a laser-etched repeat motif of the skull and crossed scalpel logo. A Gloss White pinstripe separates the two veneers, stretching across the fascia from door to door and passing across the upper vanes of the bullseye air vents. The rear doors also feature Walnut inserts in ‘three dimensional’ diamond patterning.
Grand Black gloss veneer clads the front and rear centre consoles, with the Surgeon logo overlaid in chrome on the rear cupholder. Bronze Satin features on the B+O speaker cones, and a bespoke shade of matching Bronze hide is found at the six o’clock tab on the steering wheel and as a covering for the gearlever.
The Bentley rotating display in the centre of the fascia has three faces; analogue dials, digital display or walnut veneer. When displaying the latter, the namestyle ‘Surgeon’ is seen in gold overlay. Further tactile and visual interest is provided by Bentley’s unique knurled finish on controls and touchpoints.
At Art Basel Miami, the Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid x The Surgeon was showcased with the Sager Strong Continental GT Speed Convertible and a Continental GT V8 Convertible, which is inspired by the work of renowned artist Romero Britto.
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