The 22-inch carbon Mulliner wheels are the largest of their kind among all production cars, and were created in collaboration with Bucci Composites.
In addition to the fact that the carbon wheel is 6 kilograms lighter than the aluminum one of the same size, Bentley states that there are many other advantages when using this very light but also very strong material. In the event of a serious impact that would cause the alloy wheel to crack, which would cause the tires to explode, the carbon wheels behave significantly differently. Multiple layers of carbon fiber slow down tire inflation, allowing the car to stop safely and in a controlled manner.
The new carbon wheel met all the standards of the German Association for Technical Inspections TÜV (Technischer Überwachungsverei), and is the first carbon fiber wheel to successfully pass all the tests of this organization.
According to Bentley, the new wheels provide greater safety, better steering agility, reduced tire wear and more stable braking behavior.