Bentley has been busy trying to design a vehicle for none other than Santa Claus. The British luxury carmaker’s bespoke division, Mulliner, has customized a Flying Spur and turn it into a Christmas-special vehicle. Bentley claims that this special car, christened ‘Reindeer Eight’ could be the ideal ride for Santa should he choose to replace the sleigh. This one-off Flying Spur V8 gets a special exterior colour and a plethora of customized design elements that make it way more opulent than the standard model; befitting for Santa if he decides to use it for meeting his believers.
There are plenty of gold-finished elements too on this one off Flying Spur. For instance, there is a gold strip centre line running down the hood and connects with the 3D printed gold ornament of a prancing reindeer. Then the 22-inch alloy wheels and the bumper diffuser on the approach angle too are finished in gold colour and you get similar treatment along the profile. On the inside too you get to see the same cricket ball inspired theme with gold contrast stitching, while ‘Mr. Claus’ also has his name embossed in gold on the front headrests. And then the list of naughty and nice kids is displayed on the infotainment screen to help Santa deliver gifts to the right boys and girls. But the coolest feature of all has to be the sleigh bell ring at every crank-start.
Bentley Flying Spur already has a powerful 4.0-litre V8 motor under its hood which Bentley thinks is enough to do duty for Santa’s chariot. The engine makes 535 bhp and 770 Nm of peak torque and does a triple digit run in just over 4.0 seconds while the top-speed is marked at 318 kmph.