With the new Flying Spur, Bentley has reset the boundaries of what was perceived to be possible to deliver the ultimate luxury four-door Grand Tourer.
Nowhere is the British Brand's remarkable attention to detail more evident than in the Diamond Knurling Specification, which sees traditional craftsmanship brought into the digital era through the application of state-of-the-art technology.
The process started with the Bentley design team's decision to incorporate more artistic and sculptured air vents in the front center console, and to apply the facet knurling from the 'bullseye' air vents and other rotary switches across the curves of the new components.
With knurling traditionally featuring on relatively easily produced cylindrical shaped components, the decision meant a completely new challenge in terms of both design and manufacturing feasibility. Creating the models using conventional CAD software would not allow the diamond patterns to wrap seamlessly around the sculpture without the shapes becoming unacceptably distorted.