Bentley Mulsanne production extended due to COVID-19
Bentley’s ageing Mulsanne flagship will remain in production (officially) until summer, due to the brand’s coronavirus-forced factory shutdown
Bentley has confirmed its Mulsanne flagship limousine will remain in production until the end of summer this year, due to the temporary factory shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The final 30 special edition models will be completed once the lockdown has lifted, before the Mulsanne hands its crown to the new Flying Spur.
To celebrate the Mulsanne’s reign as the Bentley flag-bearer, the British brand has pieced together a short film, detailing some of the highlight from the car’s 10-year production cycle – from its launch at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, through to the car’s ultimate conclusion with the recently revealed limited-run 6.75 Edition.
Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition: design and specs
The limited-run Bentley 6.75 Edition celebrates the 60th anniversary of the company’s famed 6.75-litre V8, as well as marking the official end of the Mulsanne’s production run.
The special edition model will be built by Bentley’s in-house coach-building arm, Mulliner. It’s based on the 530bhp, 1100Nm Mulsanne Speed, and features a handful of exterior and interior cosmetic upgrades.
Starting with the exterior, the Mulsanne 6.75 Edition receives a set of 21-inch alloy wheels, chrome front and rear headlights, a Mulliner-spec mesh radiator grille, a new exhaust system and gloss black trim – including the “Flying B” mascot on the bonnet. There’s also a brace of unique “6.75 Edition” badging for the car’s puddle lighting, engine cover and front wings.
Under the bonnet, the air intake is finished in black instead of silver and the engine number plaque, (which is usually signed by the engineer who built the engine), will be signed by Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive Adrian Hallmark.
Inside, each model gets a commemorative plaque for the centre console, which marks the model’s place in the build series. The plain dial faces have been replaced with cutaway drawings of the famed V8 engine, while the ventilation control knobs have been swapped for miniaturised versions of the unit’s oil filler cap. Buyers also get reupholstered seats, each bearing the unique “6.75 Edition” badge.
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