That's Rich: Bentley accessories include self-leveling wheel hubs, ridiculous baby seat
If you're riding in a Bentley, you're not about to spec it up with gear off the shelf from the local Pep Boys, now are you? Of course not. That's why Bentley has come out with a line of equipment especially made for Crewe's finest.
The new range of Bentley accessories includes everything from body kits and wheel hubs to child seats and flashlights. The vented wings for the Continental range replace the panel between the wheel well and the front door with a chrome mesh vent. Crewe's also offering a set of Rolls-style self-leveling wheel badges that – you guessed it – keep themselves perpendicular to the ground at speeds up to 70 mph or when the car's at a standstill, available for the entire Bentley line-up.
There's also a car cover for the Continental Supersports, a diamond-grip LED flashlight and a booster seat so awesomely ridiculous (or ridiculously awesome) that it makes us wish we were kids again (or had kids of our own... and a Bentley). You can check 'em out in the gallery below and the press release after the jump, but remember: the car's not included.
DESIGNED BY BENTLEY - EXCLUSIVELY FOR BENTLEY
New range of Bentley-styled accessories
(11 November 2009. Crewe, England) Bentley Motors has launched a new collection of accessories highlighting the British company's design and craftsmanship skills. Whether purely functional or created to further accentuate and personalise the appearance of a customer's car, each accessory reflects the attention to detail at which Crewe's stylists and engineers excel.
One of the highlights of the new collection is the striking Vented Wings available for the Bentley Continental GT and GTC. Styled by Raul Pires, Bentley's head of exterior design, the sleek, vented wings further emphasize the Continental's sporting lines.
Positioned to the rear of the front wheel arch, the vents are cut into a newly tooled wing panel and feature a black mesh finish. An alternative chrome mesh is currently under development and will be available in early 2010. This accessory will also be offered on Continental Flying Spur models.
The Bentley ethos of tailoring hand craftsmanship to customers' personal needs is now extended to the company's smallest enthusiasts. Customers may now commission a new selection of bespoke Child Seats with the hide colour matching that of their car's interior including, where appropriate, the same piping, fluting and hand-stitching. As a further option, a child's name may be embroidered on the seat back beneath the Bentley Wings.
Bentley's new Self-Levelling Wheel Badges offer Arnage, Azure, Brooklands and Continental customers the opportunity subtly to personalise their Bentley. The badges fit into the centre of the wheel and feature Bentley's classic 'B' symbol surrounded by the 'Bentley Motors' script and remain completely level and upright at speeds of up to 70mph (112 Km/h). Once the car comes to a halt the wheel badges will also automatically self-level.
Offering excellent indoor and outdoor protection (and tailored to specifically fit each model) Bentley's branded Car Covers are now available for the Continental Supersports and Series 51 GT and GTC models. The covers are branded with unique Supersports and Series 51 logos with the name of the model embroidered on the side. In addition, Bentley is now offering Continental GT, GTC and Flying Spur customers the opportunity to personalise their indoor car covers with their own bespoke text – for example, a cherished registration number.
Originally launched in 2004, the Bentley Jewelled Torch has been a notable hit with Bentley drivers and enthusiasts of the marque. The lightweight torch retains its powerful LED spot beam but for an extra dash of style and practicality, the Bentley 'B' is now lasered into the lens and Bentley's unique knurling has been added around the beam adjustment bezel. The new version of this compact torch is presented in a branded box and can be recharged from the car's cigar lighter.