Bentley Motors is making its first venture into NFTs with an upcoming drop on the Polygon network. Scheduled for September of this year, the collection will be limited to just 208 individual NFTs, a number symbolizing the total production run of the iconic R-Type Continental vehicle that inspired the modern Bentley design.
The NFT will be uniquely designed by Bentley Design, and will offer exclusive access and rewards to holders. Bentley hopes that this launch will pave the way for a successful expansion into the Web3 space. The company plans to explore other digital platforms, including NFCs (non-fungible chips), online gaming, and other Metaverse applications.
The automaker chose Polygon as the blockchain for its project due to their carbon-neutral status. Polygon has pledged to go carbon negative by the end of 2022.
“Polygon is excited to expand our partnerships in the automobile industry, by working with the most prestigious brand in its sector." said Ryan Wyatt, CEO at Polygon. " Polygon will provide the sustainable, low-fee infrastructure Bentley requires for its foray into Web3. By embracing this novel tech, Bentley secures its position in the next iteration of the internet, and doing so via Polygon's carbon-neutral network will assist the automaker on its journey toward attaining carbon-neutrality by 2030."