A NEW take on handcrafted interiors is coming from Bentley which is introducing veneers taken from stone on two of its models.
The finish will be available on the Continental and the Flying Spur and uses slate and quartzite quarried in India.
Sliced to 0.1mm thick, the veneers are cured using fibre glass and resin before being hand finished by Bentley's Mulliner coachbuilders at its factory in Crewe.
The stone panels will be available in four shades as alternatives to the existing wood, leather, carbon and metal trims already used by Bentley.
Geoff Dowding, director of Mulliner Operations, said: "Bentley is the established expert in the handcrafting of wood and leather, and now we are exploring new, fine and rare materials to offer even more bespoke tailoring."