Bentley's posh leather child seatThu, 12 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0800
Bentley has launched a new collection of accessories to compliment its cars, all of which apparently highlight the company’s 'design and craftsmanship skills'. From child seats to torches, the range is designed to make the life of your average Bentley owner just that little bit more comfortable.
Perhaps, but having spent £150,000 on 200mph of GT pleasure, you are unlikely to fit a Halfords booster seat. The hand-stitched child seat - for 'the company’s smallest enthusiasts' - is made to match mum or dad's car with the same leather and piping, and can feature the child's name embroidered on the back beneath the Bentley wings, if Sir or Madam wishes.
The collection also includes new front wings for the Bentley Continental GT and GTC. Styled by Bentley's chief exterior designer Paul Pires, the new wings are vented behind the front wheels and feature a black mesh finish. A chrome finish is also under development, as is the vented bodywork for the Flying Spur.
Beyond that there's self-levelling wheel badges for the Arnage, Azure, Brooklands and Continental so Bentley customers don't feel outdone by Roll-Royce owners, though they only remain level until 70mph. Personalised indoor car covers are also on offer, and you can have your own numberplate emblazoned on them. Finally, Bentley's apparently very popular rechargeable LED torch has been given a knurled finish and had the Bentely 'B' lasered into the lens.
The price? If you have to ask...
By Chris Erasmus