Bentley’s oldest retailer, Jack Barclay, has introduced two special edition Bentayga models that were created by renowned Savile Row tailor, Huntsman, in collaboration with Bentley’s bespoke Mulliner division. The special pair of SUVs – Sportsman and Businessman – were created to celebrate the centenary year 1919 when Bentley Motors was founded and Huntsman established its Savile Row boutique.

To start, the Sportsman, aptly finished in Candy Red paint, is themed after relaxed countryside pursuits, with more pronounced use of tweed and includes Imperial Blue leather and Liquid Amber veneer inserts. Cabin trimmings are made from the Peck 62 fabric, a special cloth that was inspired by a jacket created for Hollywood legend Gregory Peck, known for his role in the 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Peck 62 was originally woven by Hunters of Boara, so meticulous attention and care was taken when selecting single-end yarn to replicate the twist yarns originally used. To recreate this cloth, Huntsman partnered with Johnston’s of Elgin, who have over two centuries of experience in weaving the most exquisitely luxurious fabrics.

The unique cloth with distinctive tweed finishes take over the traditional wood panelling, which is a big departure for an automaker that has been producing fine wood trimmings in its cars for 100 years.

The Businessman theme, on the other hand, comes with a bespoke Mulliner chessboard in the rear seat rest, complete with a drawer trimmed in Huntsman fabric for stowing the chess pieces. The chessboard mirrors the Jack Barclay showroom’s chequerboard floor, which has been in place since Jack Barclay moved to Mayfair in 1954. Huntsman and Jack Barclay logo are embroidered into each of the seat rests.

Here, the Businessman has a more urban spirit, with a deep black Anthracite with Anthracite Satin duo exterior, carbon-fibre fascias and waist rails and tweed on door cards, or map pockets.

Mulliner’s design chief Stefan Sielaff said: “Bentley is delighted to bring together two brands which have such an impeccable heritage in the heart of London – Jack Barclay and Huntsman. The personalisaiton work we do at Mulliner is about bringing a vision to life – like creating a perfect tailored suit – so adding an element of bespoke Huntsman material to the Bentayga’s lavish and beautiful interior is a perfect fit.”

Customers who purchase a Huntsman edition Bentayga will each receive a Huntsman bespoke jacket that will be delivered with the car and can select from a variety of cloths and tweeds for their garment. The jacket will feature a lining made exclusively for Bentley Motors.

Huntsman owner Pierre Lagrange added: “We are delighted to work with Jack Barclay, celebrating Bentley’s centenary and Huntsman’s 100 years on Savile Row. Bentley espouses the timeless British values of authenticity, bespoke craftsmanship and attention to detail, all of which Huntsman embrace in each tailored suit we create for our clients.”