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Fact of the week
Some Bentley customers choose to have a cross-stitch finish on the seats of their car and the interior in general, this costs an extra £2,705 on a Continental GT.
It takes one skilled craftsman or craftswoman a whole week to hand embroider one single car interior. They have to wear special gloves to protect their fingers.
Each component is decorated with one continuous thread. Finding a knot in the thread means they have to unpick all the stitching and start again.
It takes thread the length of three football pitches to decorate one car.