Bentley Motors attended the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille event for the European premiere of the two-door grand tourer limited to just 18 examples worldwide, the Bentley Mulliner Batur. A celebration of the exquisite held in the equally exquisite grounds of the historic Château de Chantilly, was the perfect place to launch the most powerful Bentley in history and showcase the start of a design revolution.
The stunning coupe felt home for the sixth edition of the event and was paired up with Balmain. Both brands share a focus on unique design and authentic values. The Bentley Mulliner Batur was chaperoned during the parade by male and female models dressed in Balmain signature tailored suits.
The 1958 Bentley S1 Continental was also displayed in the Garden Le Nôtre
On top of the exclusive Bentley Mulliner Batur, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Continental, a class was dedicated to Bentley post-war with a 1953 R-Type winner of the class. The R-Type from the Crewe heritage fleet was also displayed for the occasion in a beautiful Ivory exterior paint and red interior. Also built in 1953 the R-Type retains the original 4.6-litre engine and maintained an excellent mechanical order.
As first four-door body of the brand, the 1958 S1 Continental was also displayed in the Garden Le Nôtre. Inspired by the S1, the most modern version, the Flying Spur Hybrid was naturally displayed alongside its ancestor. Powered by a 4.9 litre straight-six-engine, the S1 Continental from Crewe’s heritage fleet is beautifully finished in black with grey interior.
Bentley Motors is the most sought-after luxury car brand in the world. The company’s headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s five model lines, Continental GT, Continental GT Convertible, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Bentayga EWB. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 4,000 people at Crewe.