While the exterior is offered in colors other than black, the interior comes exclusively in black (Bentley’s “Beluga”), but with a contrasting accent color — red, orange, white, or blue — that runs across the dash and on the sides of the center console. It is also seen in the seat leather perforations and in the binding of the deep-pile floor mats. Carbon-fiber trim on the dashboard and door panels has a special diamond-weave pattern, while gloss-black center console trim provides still more blackness. A Breitling clock in the dash is not black — it has a mother-of-pearl face. Other included goodies are “Comfort” seats, door sills with an illuminated “Bentley” treadplate, and drilled-alloy pedals.
The Design Series is exclusive to the eight-cylinder Bentayga, which is powered by a 542-hp V8. We’d say that buyers of the 12-cylinder model or the Bentayga Hybrid are out of luck but they can probably lean on Bentley’s Mulliner in-house customizing operation to approximate something close. But then, if you’re going the full Mulliner route, why not get a little more imaginative? Maybe with something like the Bentayga for falconry or this paean to fly fishing? Just be sure to spec those self-leveling wheels — after all, one’s B should always be upright.