Inside Bentley’s Workshop, Where Tailors Turn Leather Into Luxury

Complex assembly lines and state-of-the-art robots usually hog the limelight when car makers give behind-the-scenes peeks at how their vehicles are assembled. But this look at Bentley’s leather shop is a wonderful mix of both modern machinery and old-school art and craftsmanship.

The shop uses everything from laser cutters, to maximise the number of pieces they can get from every hide, to needles and thread for artisans wrapping a steering wheel in leather. It gives you a better appreciation of why the cheapest Bentley is just shy of $US200,000, and will probably make you even sadder that you can’t afford one. [YouTube via The Awesomer]