Mulliner’s Custom Bentley Bentayga Speed Was Inspired By Space
You have a Tesla orbiting the sun, you have Jeff Bezos, investing in Rivian, exploding in the upper atmosphere with an incongruous cowboy hat, and now there are Space Bentleys? Fortunately, not quite. No one will strap a Bentayga luxury SUV to a Delta Heavy anytime soon, given our orbital payload cost calculations (using the common ballpark estimate of $10,000 to get a pound of anything into Earth orbit low). Instead, you have a very down to earth Mulliner-worked Bentayga that is inspired by space out.
This one is for Florida’s Space Coast, which puts its theme in a whole new light. The vehicle was commissioned by Bentley Orlando for a customer whose enthusiasm for space is matched by pockets deep enough for Mulliner to work on a Bentayga Speed with his favorite frontier in mind. Cheap compared to spaceflight, sure, but no silly change by any standards.
Mulliner started with a coat of Cypress Green accented by blacked-out gloss work of the Blackline specification and Orange Flame accents. Inside, custom sill plates provide a slice of the solar system, while the rest of the interior is done up in Beluga and Porpoise – colors, thankfully not exotic leather made from highly intelligent cetaceans. Orange accents brighten up what is otherwise a dark cabin.
This is just one of many commissions Mulliner has taken on recently. In 2022 alone, Mulliner made 100 of these unique pieces, and last year the division marked its 1,000th bespoke creation in its seven years of operation. With that kind of income, maybe in a few years Mulliner will be able to do a custom New Glenn interior for an extremely wealthy Blue Origin client willing to shell out $28 million just to experience microgravity for a few minutes.