Bentley’s high-end bespoke offshoot Mulliner has revealed the ultimate loose change department.
And for owners ready to pony up over $400,000 for the world’s current fastest SUV, the mobile vault might make a lot of sense.
Produced from high pressure die-cast aluminium and slotting inside the existing centre console bin, the plush-lined container is big enough for mobile devices and a handful of jewellery that can only be accessed by pressing a biometric fingerprint scanner.
Adopting the same technology as the latest smartphones, the reconfigured small compartment still has two USB ports and an auxiliary jack for media streaming as well as Apple Carplay connectivity from data-sensitive mobile devices.
Multiple users can also be scanned to open the electronic lock, though restricting access might be key to locking away kid’s phones when touring the countryside.
Named after the 500-year old company and now Bentley customisation division, the Mulliner Biometric Secure Stowage option is available on select Bentayga models along with the outfits other bespoke extras such as a tailored outdoor field case for carting riffles and fly rods.
Beyond adding luxury oddities, Mulliner coachbuilt the 1952 R Type Continental that spawned the Continental GT.
“The Mulliner Biometric Secure Stowage unit is hidden from view. We are incorporating the familiar capacitive fingerprint sensor technology from smartphones that can store multiple fingerprints, allowing the user to control who accesses their valuables,” said Mulliner head of technical operations Uday Senapati.
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