There are just only a few days before Christmas, and many are flocking to the nearest shopping centers to finish their holiday shopping spree. But for one customer, in particular, they decided that the best gift to have for themselves is an all-new Bentley Flying Spur.
But instead of just having an ordinary-looking Flying Spur, they commissioned Bentley's bespoke division, Mulliner, to make a Flying Spur look like Santa's Sleigh. Called the 'Reindeer Eight', the festive Flying Spur V8 dons Santa's signature colors, complete with gold alloy wheels.
“What fun it is to ride in a 542 horsepower sleigh. Plus, there’s space in the back for all my subordinate Clauses. I’m looking forward to putting 41 million miles on the clock before the end of the year,” said the mysterious bearded customer.
This one-off Flying Spur comes in a unique shade of red called 'Cricket Bauble' complemented by bespoke body graphics. For Santa's Bentley, the Flying B logo upfront has is replaced by a gold reindeer hood ornament. Instead of a V8 mark on the fender, it gets a 'Reindeer Eight' badge.
To further emphasize the sporty look of the Reindeer Eight, the carbon fiber diffuser, carbon fiber side sills, and trunk spoiler are all finished in gold. Even the 22-inch alloy wheels have been given the golden finish for that extra touch.
Like the exterior, the cabin of the Reindeer Eight gets Cricket Bauble trimmings. Providing a bit of contrast are the gold-colored inlays, along with the dashboard and door panels finished in white. 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment provides Santa with all of the information and media he needs. It even has a 'Naughty' and 'Nice' list for good measure.
Under the hood of this special sleigh is a potent 4.0-liter, twin-turboV8 that churns out 542 PS and 770 Nm of torque. Power is sent to an eight-speed automatic gearbox that allows the Flying Spur to go from 0 – 97 km/h in 4 seconds flat. Top speed, on the other hand, is rated at 318 km/h.
With St. Nick now having a powerful Bentley in his garage, should he retire Rudolph and the gang? With millions of children set to receive presents on Christmas Day, we think Santa should stick with his flying sleigh and maybe use the Bentley Reindeer Eight during his off-days.