On Wednesday (June 22nd), a British luxury car manufacturer Bentley Motors announced some details about its upcoming NFT collection.
According to Bentley Press releaseBentley “steps into its NFT market by making a one-time NFT drop in the carbon-neutral Polygon network, scheduled for September 2022 and limited to 208 units.”
Why 208? This is because “the 208 is of particular importance to Bentley, as it is both the top speed of its fastest Grand Tourer (Continental GT Speed) and the total production of the iconic R2 Type Continental in 1952 – a car that inspires Bentley’s modern design. DNA. “
The press release stated that “Genesis Bentley NFT is a unique work of art created by Bentley Design that offers unique access and exclusive rewards to holders.”
As for why Bentley chose Polygon to beat these NFTs, they say, “Polygon recently achieved carbon neutrality and is committed to being carbon negative by the end of 2022,” meaning that “all Bentley NFTs are completely carbon neutral. ” Polygon aims to provide end-to-end carbon neutrality by 2030, by which time Bentley plans to offer only electric cars, and it was therefore important to them that their first step into Web3 space was taken in a “sustainable way”.
Alain FaveyBentley Motors Board Member (Sales and Marketing) said:
“Bentley’s customers live their lives online, buy luxury products in digital currency and set up businesses in Metaverse. We have always engaged our customers wherever they explore their passions, and today that means being present in digital marketplaces and providing NFT resources. We’ve seen how NFTs have raised the profiles of both art and the artist, and we believe the same can happen in the luxury car industry.“
And Ryan WyattCEO of Polygon, added:
“Polygon is excited to expand our partnerships in the automotive industry by partnering with the most respected brand in its field. Polygon provides the sustainable and affordable infrastructure that Bentley needs to access Web3. By adopting this new technology, Bentley will secure its position in the next iteration of the Internet, and doing so through Polygon’s carbon-neutral network will help the automaker on its journey to carbon neutrality by 2030.“
This is how Mihailo Bjelic, the founder of Polygon, welcomed Bentley Motors to the Polygon family earlier today:
h/t – CryptoGlobe