Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Bentley | posted January 08, 2016 15:46
Bentley collaborates with Monster Audio to create Monster by Mulliner
Bentley's coachbuilding division Mulliner has teamed up with high-performance audio manufacturer Monster Audio to create a one-off Bentley Continental GT V8 S. The result of the collaboration is the Monster by Mulliner Continental GT V8 S.
Bentley says the reason behind the collaboration with Monster Audio is because the high end audio manufacturer reflects the Continental GT's attitude of “Always Lead, Never Follow”. “The inspiration for this Mulliner commission came from a meeting with Monster’s CEO, Noel Lee, at Pebble Beach in 2015, where we exchanged business cards. The card contained several brand details, such as the Monster-pattern design and the red, black and silver color scheme. It was the ideal starting point from which to create this incredible vehicle.” said Geoff Dowding, Director of Mulliner.
Draped in Onyx black, the Monster by Mulliner's exterior gets Hotspur paint accents, including a unique body kit and radiator shell bezel. The black hood vents are also stylized, along with red brake calipers and gloss black polished wheels.
This special Continental also gets unique interior trimming, courtesy of Mulliner. It features red and black leather throughout the cabin, emulating Monster's color scheme. Mulliner created a unique 3D laser-etched fascia panel designed exclusively for this vehicle, complementing the Piano Black finish. Also etched on the doorsill is Monster's motto and the headrest gets “Monster by Mulliner” embroidery. There is also a special compartment that houses Monster’s Newest 24K gold wireless headphones.
Installed in this bespoke show car is a custom sound system, not available in any production car in the world. A total of 16 hand selected Monster speakers, personally tuned by Head Monster, Noel Lee, deliver 3,400-watts of awe-inspiring Pure Monster Sound—the company’s signature audio profile.
“Monster is proud to collaborate with Bentley on bringing the sound and look of a Monster ride to those who want something bold and different. With our Pure Monster Sound system, the drive will be truly incredible and brings a new level of excitement to the driving experience. That’s why this collaboration for the Continental GT V8 S is such a perfect fit. Our Monster motto ‘Always Lead Never Follow’ has never been more appropriately applied than in association with this impeccably designed automobile.” said Lee.