As Bentley enters its 100th year, Mulliner, Bentley’s personal commissioning division is delighted to announce the launch of a new Limited Edition to celebrate this milestone in automotive industry. Inspired by the 8 Litre W.O. Bentley, the Mulliner is a modern day homage to its founder and the last car he designed at Bentley Motors.
At the heart of each Mulsanne W.O. Edition is a truly unique piece of Bentley history:
a section of the crankshaft of W.O. Bentley’s personal GK 706 8 Litre, coachbuilt by Mulliner in 1930.
Twenty years ago the crankshaft from W.O. Bentley’s beloved 1930 8 Litre had to be replaced for mechanical reasons. This crankshaft was stored away, preserved for a very special occasion. Bentley’s Centenary year is just that occasion. It has been carefully divided into 100 unique pieces. Each one destined to be meticulously set into the tray of the drinks cabinet between the Limited Edition’s rear seats. Making each model truly unique and collectable.
Inspired by the classic design details of W.O.’s 8 Litre and interpreted in modern day elegance, the Mulliner design team have carefully curated the car’s specifications to capture the glamourous spirit of the 1930s while incorporating the very latest in 21st century experience-enhancing technology.
W.O. Bentley’s signature is subtly embroidered into each new heritage high-gloss seat back – a leather similar to the finish used in the 1930s – and his influence can be found everywhere in this unique Limited Edition.
In this very special Mulsanne are very special details. A drinks cabinet with bespoke glassware sits between the rear seats, displaying a truly unique piece of history: a section of the crankshaft from W.O. Bentley’s 8 Litre.
Expert craftsmen have lovingly placed specially selected veneers in opulent grey and darkest black to achieve the car’s striking monochrome appearance.
A nod to the famed Bentley quilting sees a striking diamond pattern framing the crankshaft window with a brushed metal inscription below. This exquisite craftsmanship only needs one more touch – W.O. Bentley’s signature.