Bentley’s Reindeer Eight Is Santa’s Perfect Gift

Thu 24th Dec 2020

Rudolph and his reindeer friends might just get Christmas Eve off this year after Bentley crafted a Flying Spur V8 nicknamed the ‘Reindeer Eight’ in tribute to Santa’s engine room.

Resplendent in Cricket Bauble dark red, the luxury Bentley comes complete with snow-covered mountain graphics down the side and even has a 3D-printed reindeer hood ornament in place of the Flying B.

The one-off sedan’s interior comes with hand-stitched leather seats, heating, ventilation and wood veneer which features a scene of the North Pole at night.

To be expected from Bentley, the power under the bonnet is nothing to be sniffled at, with 542 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque, with 0-60 in 4 seconds and a top speed of 198mph.

Bentley’s press release, which comes with an endorsement from the man himself, Santa Claus, says: “The industry-first Bentley Rotating Display features in the ‘Reindeer Eight’. When the engine start button is pressed, and after a welcome sound of sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling, the veneer section in the middle of the dashboard rotates to reveal a 12.3-inch touchscreen, displaying multiple menus. A Naughty and Nice list integrated in to the navigation system allows the customer to quickly know whether his fans have been bad or good – so be good, for goodness’ sake. The second side of the display reveals three elegant analogue dials showing outside temperature, a compass (vital for the customer to find home at the end of the long work night) and a chronometer. Finally, the third side offers the seamless Grand Black veneer fascia, continuing around the cabin, representing the North Pole winter night scene.”