England’s Automotive English Rose, The Bentley Mulsanne, is No More
The Bentley Mulsanne launched over 10 years ago, it is the last of the truly great British Bentley’s, the pinnacle of the brand’s very identity and heritage. And now Bentley has decided to call time on the Mulsanne, we drove one a few years back and it was everything thing you expect from old school Bentley. Ultra-luxurious and powerful but modernized for a more civilized era. The Mulsanne’s lineage can be traced back through Bentley’s history, from the original 8 Litre of 1930 – the last car designed and developed by W.O. Bentley himself – as the most luxurious, coach-built Bentley of its time.
The Flying Spur succeeds the Mulsanne, but the Mulsanne will never be bettered. To mark the end of Mulsanne production Bentley is launching a unique ‘6.75 Edition by Mulliner’. Taking its name from the legendary 6.75- 6.75-litre, 537 PS (530 bhp / 395 kW) and 1,100 Nm (811 lb.ft) V8 Twin-Turbo engine, which this year also came to the end of production after more than 60 years. The ‘6.75 Edition’ is limited to only 30 examples.
Subtle tributes to the car’s engine are evident throughout the car. To name but some, the interior ‘organ stop’ ventilation controls are replaced by designs capped by miniature versions of the engine oil cap. The faces of the clock and minor gauges feature schematic cutaway drawings of the engine itself.
Dark tint treatments to the Flying B bonnet mascot, Mulliner Serenity radiator grille and exhaust finishers bring definition to the front of the car. The 21” five-spoke Mulsanne Speed wheel will feature a unique bright-machined finish with gloss black pockets.
Under the bonnet, the engine intake manifold will be finished in black in lieu of the traditional silver. You can be certain that this last ever special edition Mulsanne will be wrapped and trimmed in more luxury than you can ever desire. And of course, you are going to have to pay for it.