Two pedigreed brands—Ducati, the storied Italian motorcycles manufacturer, and Bentley, that venerable British purveyor of automotive nobility—have clasped hands in a limited-edition two-wheeled tango called the Ducati Diavel for Bentley. This exclusive machine blends the thunderous performance of a Ducati superbike with the exquisite craftsmanship of a Bentley, begetting what the collaborators call “a vision of performance, artistry and rarity.”
Just 500 copies of this four-wheeled steed shall gallop forth, cloaked in an exclusive Scarab Green paint from Bentley’s chromatic palette, with carbon fiber fenders formed in the sheer windswept shape of a Bentley Batur fastback. The iconic Ducati “V4” engine bellows power—though far below a Bentley’s 740 horses—roaring forth from sleek triangular exhausts resembling the British marque’s iconic taillights.
For Bentley’s most pedigreed clients, an even more exclusive run of 50 Mulliner editions will offer endless customization to perfectly match the carbon skins, saddle hues and brake calipers to one’s existing automotive stallion. Priced at $70,000, or $90,000 for the Mulliner version, and delivered in a display case fit for a museum, this two-wheeled fusion of Italian and British know-how promises exclusivity and cachet from pedigree brands who’ve long defined speed, prestige and distinctively fearless designs.