Bentley commemorates the Mulsanne with film

The video runs through the key milestones during the lifespan of the Mulsanne saloon, which first premiered in at the 2009 Concours d’Elegance held at Pebble Beach in California. Bentley then goes on to state it was officially launched in the Highlands of Scotland. The car rocketed to 190 mph on the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah, driven by OBE award winner and land-speed record holder, Wing Commander Andrew Green.

About the Bentley Mulsanne

The handmade automobile was named after the Mulsanne corner on the Le Mans 24 hours motor racing course. The luxury-car was the first independently designed Bentley for almost 80 years since the original ‘Grand car”, the ‘8 Litre’ of 1930.

Following its 2010 launch, the car has been powered by a 6.75-litre, twin-turbocharged, Rolls-Royce-Bentley L-Series V8. 

As the video relates, many special editions and variants have joined the family. These include 2015’s Mulsanne Speed, which had increased performance and more exclusive features. An Extended Wheelbase model was welcomed into the fold in 2016, possessing an extra 250mm of legroom in the rear, as well as power aeroplane-style expanding seats. An Alcantara roller blind was offered as an optional fitment. The limited run Mulsanne W.O Edition even displayed a carefully sliced portion of the Bentley founder’s own personal car’s crankshaft.

Since its launch, the car has served as Bentley’s flagship model. When it is retired from production, that role will be passed onto the all-new Flying Spur. However, for the time being, due to the assembly headquarters halting as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Mulsanne will continue to hold that distinction. 

Bentley Mulsanne highlights

When will Mulsanne production end?

Bentley expects the final thirty 6.75 Edition by Mulliner Mulsannes to round out the car’s production sometime this summer. Before rolling out of the assembly facility, it’ll need to meet Bentley’s 600-point quality inspection standard.


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