A Bentley Convertible dressed by Desmond Mason

One day in May, something amazing happened at the Summit Club Double Down Golf Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. Artist Desmond Mason performed his creative magic on a new Bentley Continental V8 Convertible from Bentley Las Vegas. You now have the opportunity to purchase this one-of-a-kind creation: the only car graced by a Desmond Mason wrap.

Athlete or Artist?

desmond mason decorating a bentley

Don’t be surprised if the name of Desmond Mason sounds familiar, even if you don’t run in artistic circles. He started on his road to fame as an Honorable Mention selection for All-America by College Hoops Insider and Basketball Times while playing for Oklahoma State University from 1996-2000. He then became a first round NBA draft pick in 2000 for the Seattle SuperSonics where he embarked on a 10-year pro career.

Although he continued to paint while playing, it was only after he retired that he fully indulged in his studio art degree foundation to launch into abstract expressionism where, he says, “art comes from emotions that you’re trying to convey on canvas.” This visual expression from the heart is fully realized in his hand-painted and signed custom Bentley Continental V8 Convertible.

Art on Wheels

Even without the customization, the artistic bent of the Bentley Continental V8 Convertible appears through its artfully designed exterior, which encloses a 4.0-liter Twin Turbo V8 and 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission that achieve up to 542 horsepower and 568 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,000 RPM. Active All-Wheel Drive maximizes your grip on the road while the Multi-Link Rear Suspension helps out any bumps on the road.

Inside, you can power-personalize the driver’s electric-heated bucket seat in up to 12 ways and then store the settings in 2 memory functions. Leather decorates the door trim insert, gear shifter, and heated steering wheel with automatic tilt-away. You can use the 12.3-inch high-resolution capacitive touchscreen to control the 650-watt Bentley Audio System with its 10 speakers and 11 channels.

Keeping you safe are such high-tech assists as the Aerial View Camera System that reveals your surroundings to ease tight maneuvers and available Lane Departure Warning to tell you when you’re drifting across highway lines without a turn signal. If you’re in danger of hitting another vehicle or a person, then available Automated Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection stops your vehicle before an accident occurs.

Where to View

The Desmond Mason custom new 2023 Bentley Continental V8 Convertible is on display at Bentley Las Vegas. If you’re interested, please reach out to us today at (702) 932-7100 and make an appointment for a test drive. This head-turner will not be available for long.

 

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