The Batur model from Bentley goes beyond being a mere glimpse into the future of Bentley’s design.
It represents a significant leap toward the production of future Bentleys, incorporating planet-friendly materials and techniques that contribute to a more sustainable vision of luxury. With a fusion of innovative technologies and luxurious materials, the Batur introduces unprecedented features that have never been seen in any Bentley before.
Unparalleled Customisation: Exploring the Cosmos for Inspiration
The Colour, Materials, and Finishes team at Bentley sought inspiration from the cosmos in creating the specifications for the Batur. By incorporating space-era materials and finishes, the design reflects the idea of embarking on a journey of exploration.
For Mulliner customers, the ability to personalise their vehicles with bespoke colours, materials, and finishes is of utmost importance. The Batur exemplifies Bentley’s remarkable ability to combine unique colour and material combinations.
Sustainable Materials: Redefining Luxury with Responsibility
While carbon fibre is known for its excellent balance of strength and low weight, it is not a sustainable material. However, the Batur pioneers the use of natural alternatives to carbon fibre, employing high-performance composites made from flax—a sustainable ‘super-fibre.’ This material is both immensely strong and incredibly lightweight, making it suitable for various components of the Batur, including the exterior body kit and internal hard surfaces.
To ensure sustainability, sustainably sourced leather is used in the Batur, employing a production process that consumes less water and aldehyde compared to traditional tanning methods. Customers can even choose traceable, low-CO₂ leather—an option made possible today in the low volumes associated with coachbuilding. Moreover, the Batur offers alternatives such as sustainable, leather-like textiles made from by-products of the coffee roasting process and carpets crafted from recycled yarn.
Innovative Finishes: Elevating Luxury to New Heights
The Batur offers an impressive range of innovative new finishes that further enhance the sense of luxury. Options include hallmarked 18-karat yellow gold crafted using additive manufacturing, aerospace-inspired titanium, and the aforementioned composites and textiles. These choices, combined with an immense array of leathers, woods, and other materials, provide customers with unlimited possibilities limited only to their imagination.
Introducing Inspirational Examples: Exploring Themes
To inspire customers, Bentley has created several examples that showcase the possibilities within the realm of bespoke commissioning. Each example represents a unique theme, blending captivating exterior and interior specifications.
Theme One – Nebula: Pushing Performance Boundaries
The Nebula theme boasts a bold specification that emphasizes high performance. With striking contrasts of black against vivid greens on both the exterior and interior, the Nebula commands attention wherever it goes.
The ‘Wasabi’ exterior paintwork guarantees a captivating presence, complemented by the sleek Gloss Black Crystal finish on the body kit, which adds a reflective, deep black edge to the car’s profile. Inside, the green and black roles are reversed, with a stunning ‘guitar fade’ across the laser-etched fascia, transitioning from gloss black to gloss carbon fibre.
Theme Two – Supernova: Radiating Elegance
The Supernova theme pairs smouldering Sunbeam paintwork with a high-impact interior, resulting in a truly awe-inspiring combination. The Atlantic Pearl Crystal detailing on the body kit adds contrast to the already stunning exterior. Within the cabin, a vibrant combination of Indigo Night, Beluga, Ceramic Glaze, and Hyperactive creates a four-colourway interior, unique to this theme.
The laser-etched fascia features a captivating fade from gloss black to gloss Natural Fibre, adding a touch of sophistication. A full titanium pack with machined detailing completes the interior’s breathtaking aesthetic.
Theme Three – Hyperspace: Embodying Speed and Power
Designed to evoke a sense of speed, the Hyperspace theme features a deep metallic Daybright Blue exterior, accented by St James Red details on the grille and body kit, as well as red brake callipers. This sports-inspired theme hints at the power of the engine that lies beneath the gleaming bonnet.
Inside, the rich darkness of the hides, fascias, and fabrics is punctuated by stripes of searing Pillar Box Red. Additionally, the 18-karat gold Bentley Dynamic Drive Selector and ’12 o’clock’ steering wheel centre band add a touch of luxury.
Theme Four – Dark Matter: Sophistication in Subtlety
The Dark Matter theme exudes sleek sophistication with its dark silver duo-tone Fine Brodgar and Black Crystal paintwork, blending seamlessly with the titanium detailing of the tailpipe finishers. A closer look reveals a spark of Cyber Yellow, adding an edge to the front grille and the underside of the spoiler.
The interior is upholstered in sumptuous Burnt Oak hides, encircled by a stunning ring of smooth, gloss graphene. The toned-down interior graphic is further accentuated by Black Anodised Aluminium details and Beluga Black accents.
The Art of Commissioning: Continuing a Legacy
Since W.O. Bentley built his first car in 1919, Mulliner has played an essential role in transforming Bentley vehicles into luxurious recreational and racing cars. Mulliner’s expertise in building bespoke bodies and cabins has shaped some of the world’s most iconic Bentleys.
Today, as Bentley’s personal commissioning division, Mulliner continues to offer an exclusive face-to-face service that caters to customers seeking the rarest and most exquisite vehicles. Through collaborative design processes, Mulliner brings the unique visions of customers to life, creating automotive masterpieces.
In conclusion, the Batur model represents Bentley’s commitment to sustainable luxury and unparalleled customization. With its innovative use of materials, a vast range of finishes, and exceptional personalisation options, the Batur pushes the boundaries of automotive design and elevates the Bentley experience to new heights.
Please note that the Bentley Mulliner Batur shown is in a pre-production state.