Bentley teams up with shoe designers for the one-off Flying Spur
Bentleys and sneakers don’t usually go together, but they do when we talk about the one-off 2022 Flying Spur Hybrid developed by Bentley in collaboration with Dominic Ciambrone or better known to fans as The Surgeon.
Ciambrone is a custom show designer who launched a line of Bentley-inspired sneakers and was recently selected by Bentley to bring his creative flair to the Flying Spur Hybrid.
Dominic Ciambrone (aka The Surgeon)
The resulting car, known as the Flying Spur Hybrid x The Surgeon, features an anthracite-colored exterior with bronze accents. The car also features a Mulliner Blackline package, giving all the usual chrome accents a black finish, while carbon fiber has been used for the aerodynamic aids, which include a subtle tailgate spoiler.
The interior features Bentley options such as wood veneers on the dashboard, 3D diamond pattern leather and Bentley’s new 3D diamond pattern wood trim for the rear door trim. Bronze accents similar to those found outside have also made their way into the cabin, while the “SURGEON” writing found in a number of places is not missing. This is joined by Ciambrone’s skull and scalpel logo.
2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid x The Surgeon
Like all Flying Spur Hybrids, the one-off is powered by a plug-in hybrid system that combines a 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 and an electric motor with an integrated 8-speed automatic transmission. The setup produces a peak of 536 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque sent to all four wheels. Performance estimates include a 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 177 mph. A 14.1 kWh battery allows for an EPA-rated electric range of 21 miles.
Ciambrone’s one-off Bentley was part of a trio of Bentleys shown at Art Basel 2022 in Miami last week. The others included a Continental GT V8 Convertible inspired by Brazilian artist Romero Britto and the special Sager Strong Continental GT Speed Convertible, which was first shown in August and is set to go under the hammer at a charity auction next February.