Bentley Motors Limited Smackdown!

The Bentley Flying B is a historic symbol of luxury automotive craftsmanship.

For a brand like Bentley, hood ornaments are quite important

Hood ornaments are one of the most undeniably classic symbols of automotive luxury, evoking the grandeur and craftsmanship of luxury cars of the past. Bentley, as a brand with a history of more than 100 years, is one of the few brands that still uses hood ornaments on its cars, and its current “Flying Bee” ornament is Bentley’s sixth hood ornament. . There is a race.

There is a level of craftsmanship involved in its creation that evokes historic coachbuilding and artistic dedication, and although it is a simple and seemingly superfluous touch, the Bentley hood ornament is a symbol of the incredible level of luxury that Bentley is capable of. . offer. deliver.

Flying Bee accounts for 97 percent of all Flying Spurs ordered. Cast as a single piece of 316 grade stainless steel, the sign takes 11 weeks to complete from start to finish, after which it is installed using WCM Europe’s acrylic glass wings and LEDs. Which adds shine when unfolded. .

The Flying Bee has been part of Bentley’s heritage from the 1920s, when it was a set of brass horizontal wings, to a single, smooth wing in the 1930s and then rear wings in the 1970s. There was a long period in which prominent solid hood ornaments were banned for pedestrian protection, but they finally returned in 2006 with a retractable design for the Azure and Brooklands, and in 2019, the current design took shape on the Flying Spur. With the Flying Bee, a historic icon of luxury continues to be built with the craftsmanship of the past.

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