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Trending: Marble and stones for Luxury Cars interiors and exteriors

November 26, 2019
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Luxury carmakers are always searching for new precious materials for interior finishes. After wood and precious metals, the ultimate luxury material is marble.

One of the first examples was the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class (1999) that offered real granite trim options for door panels, center console, steering wheel rim, and gearshift lever. At the time granite was very fashionable.

 

DS: stone wheels

DS 4 Crossback in 2015 was presented with real granite trim in its cabin. The stone is used for the rearview mirror casings, the spoke facings on the wheels and as an insert on the roof bars.

Ds 4 crossback : spoke facings on the wheels

Ds 4 crossback : spoke facings on the wheels

 

Bentley: stone veneers

Bentley Continental and Flying Spur models finished by Mulliner (2016) feature stone veneer trim in the interiors. The slate and quartzite veneers are just 0.1mm thick and are an alternative to wood and metal.

Bentley Continental with slate veneer trims

Bentley Continental with slate veneer trims

 

Infiniti: Carrara marble center console

Infiniti QX Inspiration concept presented at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, features a White Carrara marble center console. The 30-degree-rotating front seats allow the cabin to transform in a sort of a lounge.

Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept with center console in Carrara Marble

Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept with center console in Carrara Marble

 

Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept with center console in Carrara Marble

Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept with center console in Carrara Marble

More marble and other stones will appear more and more in interiors, thank also to modern technologies that allow to cut the materials in extremely thin and light layers.

The marble mania started with small details in luxury car interiors, followed by exteriors: here real marble can’t be used, but marble texture comes in help for a total marble look.

 

Bugatti: marble collage carbon fabric

The Bugatti Veyron Vivere Final Diamond Edition was launched at the Geneva Motor Show. This custom version has been created by German car modifying company Mansory for a private customer. Wrapped in a carbon fabric called marble collage, used also for interior details.

 

The BugattiVeyron Vivere Final Diamond Edition - marble collage carbon fabric

The BugattiVeyron Vivere Final Diamond Edition – marble collage carbon fabric

 

The BugattiVeyron Vivere Final Diamond Edition - marble collage carbon fabric

The BugattiVeyron Vivere Final Diamond Edition – marble collage carbon fabric

 

The marble car wrap trend: marble is never enough

Marble-wrap has quickly become the latest trend for supercars. Marble effect automobiles (Ferrari, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, etc) worth millions of dollars coming from the middle east have been spotted all over London. The mega-rich are customizing their cars to make sure they stand out, and the new trend in customization is the Marble-Wrap! It is very interesting to notice that in this case the target markets for authentic marble and marble-effect customization coincide.

Brands such as 3M, Avery Dennison, and others are offering high-quality vinyl wraps in several stones inspire patterns: Carrara marble. Calacatta gold marble, green marble, Emperador rose marble, gray granite, blue granite, and others. Just search on social media like Instagram and you will find many other examples!

Let us know what do you think, and if you cannot afford a supercar, take a look at these accessories to marble up your car!

 

Ferrari 812 Superfast in Carrara marble wrap

Ferrari 812 Superfast in Carrara marble wrap

 

Ferrari 812 Superfast in Carrara marble wrap

Ferrari 812 Superfast in Carrara marble wrap

 

Bentley Bentayga SUV - with Carrara marble wrap

Bentley Bentayga SUV – with Carrara marble wrap

 

Marble Lykan

Marble Lykan

 

Carrara marble Rolls Royce

Carrara marble Rolls Royce Cullinan (Instagram @@carsforce )

 

Marble Lotus Evora

Marble Lotus Evora (Instagram @fool_z_gold)