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July 25, 2020

Bentley's New 3D Interior Trim Gives You Wood

Bentley is offering a ground-breaking new interior trim option on its Flying Spur: three-dimensional wood. A world’s first in the automotive sector, it uses a diamond-shaped pattern enhanced with a three-dimensional surface finish machined directly into the wood.

Each rear door and quarter panel is handcrafted from a single block of sustainable American Walnut or American Cherry timber, in a harmonious marriage of traditional skills and modern technology. It required 18 months of production development before Bentley could bring the concept to reality.

The 3D wood parts are not made using veneers. Instead, each is created from a single block of timber. To achieve the three-dimensional surface, skilled operators carve the wood with a multi-axis routing machine to a tolerance of 0.1 mm, less than the thickness of a human hair, hand-finishing the cuts for perfect results. An open-pore lacquer is then applied, allowing the true color and texture of the wood to shine through for a refined, natural appearance.

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