Bespoke vehicles loaded with homages to the famed marque’s past
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Bentley Motors will publicly debut a limited edition Mulsanne that recalls the brand’s history at Monterey Car Week in August.
In a news release, Bentley said each of the 100 Mulsanne W.O Edition by Mulliner cars will have a slice of the crankshaft from founder W.O. Bentley’s personal 1930 8 Litre car on display. It was the final car he designed.
The interior takes cues from luxury living in the 1930s. A color split made of Fireglow Heritage and Fireglow hide that is paired with Beluga hide detailing and blind stitching.
The cars also have Fireglow lambswool rugs, glass tumblers, a privacy curtain to the rear doors and a rear seat entertainment systems.
The anchor piece of the each interior is the illuminated cocktail cabinet. It portrays a front matrix grille and headlight of W.O. Bentley’s final car and is made with four different types of wood. Some aluminum accents were added, along with diamond-like borders to give the piece an Art Deco feel.
Bentley said the cars will be painted in its Onyx color, unless otherwise specified by the customer, and will have a chrome bonnet strip with the iconic Flying B Mascot atop an optional chrome radiator shell and grille.
A W.O. Bentley signature badge will be placed on the lower bumper and special 100th anniversary badging will be on the steering wheel and door sills.
The cars will be delivered next year to celebrate the marque’s centenary.1 comment