This is the Bentley Mulsanne Bamford X. It’s a one-off luxury sedan, put together by Bentley’s in-house bespoke department, Mulliner, for a watchmaker named George Bamford.
The inspiration behind the Bamford X’s dark design is drawn from the traditionally dark colour schemes used on Bamford’s watch designs. “Mile-deep Beluga black” is the official colour, mimicking the watchmaker’s signature hue, which is achieved through a complex “military grade titanium coating and graphite particle coating” processes.
Exterior trim pieces, such as the grille and foglamp bezels, have been put through a “physical vapour deposition” treatment, transforming them from the standard polished stainless steel finish to a far darker hue. The cabin also inherits this dark theme, but bright blue detailing is added to offset the black upholstery.
Rounding off the intimidatingly dark appearance are a set of 21-inch alloys and tinted windows.
No mechanical changes have been made to this Mulsanne, which means it still employs a twin-turbo 6,75-litre V8 that sends 400 kW and 1 100 N.m to the rear wheels, lending it a 0-100 km/h time of 4,9 seconds and a top speed of 305 km/h.