In celebration of Bentley's partnership with The Jockey Club during the Cheltenham Festival in March, Mulliner was commissioned to produce a one-of-a-kind Bentayga in rejoice of this prestigious event. The luxury SUV was to be specifically inspired by The Jockey Club's colourful history as seen by their collection of fine art and connections to the Royal Family. From this, Mulliner produced a unique car that payed homage to Bentley and The Jockey Club's partnership based on racing heritage and British luxury.
Mulliner's Head of Technical Operations stated that: "The Cheltenham Festival is widely recognised as one of the finest horseracing events in the world, and The Festival’s unique sense of occasion is a perfect showcase for the world’s most exclusive SUV, the Bentayga. The Mulliner team has been deeply inspired by the equestrian lifestyle, and this has encouraged us to use new materials and techniques for the first time on a Bentley in developing this one-off commission.”
This exclusive and limited Bentayga by Mulliner was designed around the world of equestrian sport, which is renowned for performance and heritage, two characteristics which are also synonymous with Bentley.
The exterior of this special Bentayga incorporates a shade of the British Racing Green with accenting from the Blackline Specification with 21-inch diamond-turned and black painted wheels. In the interior, bespoke tweed can be seen which works in unison with the Cumbrian Green and Saddle leather hues.
To complement the tweed, light clue contrast stitching can be seen throughout the quilting on the door and seats. Additionally, the veneer is Burr Walnut which has been finished with a straight grained 'picture frame' cross banding technique, which was done to pay respect to the divine antique furniture which can be seen in the The Jockey Club's private rooms. The veneer panel by the passenger side has been completed with a graphic of a gold horse, as well as the seats which have embroidered horse and jockey emblems, made using Saddle and Cognac thread for extra-precise detailing.