What a Croc! Reskinned Russian Bentley Boggles the Mind (w/VIDEO)
While it’s hard to label the Russian nouveau riche’s consumption anything other than conspicuous, it is getting harder and harder for the vast nation’s overnight millionaires to stand out from the crowd, particularly when it comes to their cars. Now before you go shedding crocodile tears for the Motherland’s loaded, gaze upon the creation that is the Bentley Suitcase Croco.
Sure, it looks like real crocodile hide but, ironically, it’s actually the skin of one of the Nile Crocodile’s natural prey, the African Buffalo. Doesn’t that just make you lay an egg? Anyway, the buffalo leather is embossed with a crocodile-esque pattern and painted the correct colors, processes that took the men behind the project – Igor Kozin, Robert Mauser, Igor Ryabov and Nikolai Mikhailov – some nine months to perfect.
The skin was then stretched over the exterior of an otherwise stock-looking Continental GT which, of course, has a 6.0L twin-turbo W12 and all-wheel drive system that serves up the kind of performance you can really sink your teeth into (Okay, I’ll stop with the croc puns…). As for making this Conti stand apart from all the others that have merely been resprayed in loud colors and camouflage: Mission accomplished, comrades!