Bentley Flying Spur by The Surgeon makes Art Basel Miami debut


Automotive and fashion brand collaborations are nothing new; you probably remember seeing the BMW x KITH collab not too long ago. The latest such collab involves Bentley and The Surgeon; the latter is a Los Angeles-based brand selling shoes and apparel. What we’re seeing here is a bespoke one-off Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid, co-created by Dominic Ciambrone—a.k.a.—The Surgeon and Bentley’s Mulliner division.

The Flying Spur Hybrid by The Surgeon features a dual-tone paint scheme of Anthracite Satin and Satin Bronze; the latter has been used sparingly to avoid being gaudy. A Satin Bronze pinstripe draws the full length of the Bentley, while the 22-inch Satin Anthracite wheels feature a Satin Bronze pinstripe around the outer rim. The same finish is used for the Surgeon badges on the D pillars and the Hybrid badge on the fender. Rounding off the bespoke exterior is an illuminated Flying B mascot in Gloss Black.

On the inside, you’ll find The Surgeon logo (skull and crossed scalpel) everywhere—on the walnut veneer of the dashboard and door panels (laser-etched), on the headrests, and on the black veneer of the rear centre console as well. The ‘Surgeon’ wordmark has been given equal importance. The Beluga leather upholstery (not from Beluga whales, FYI) features contrast stitching in Bronze. The rear doors feature 3D diamond-patterned walnut panels.

As mentioned, this one-off Flying Spur packs a plug-in hybrid powertrain, combining a 2.9-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine and a permanent magnet synchronous motor nestled between the engine and the 8-speed PDK. The ICE pumps out 306 kW (416 metric hp) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque, while the e-motor develops 100 kW (136 metric hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. The combined figures are 400 kW (544 metric hp) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft). The e-motor also acts as a compensator for the turbo lag.

Bentley didn’t share what’s the plan with this one-off Flying Spur by The Surgeon, but the Sager Strong Continental GT Speed Convertible—which was also showcased in Miami, will be auctioned off for charity in February 2023. The Surgeon is probably gonna keep the Flying Spur.

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