Bentley has today revealed a final edition version of its flagship Mulsanne – the “6.75 Edition by Mulliner”.
Restricted to just 30 examples, the car’s name is derived from its famous 6¾-litre engine, which this year celebrates its 60th year in continuous production.
And references to the V8 engine are evident across the car, most noticeably on the inside; for example, the interior ‘organ stop’ ventilation controls are replaced by designs capped by miniature versions of the engine oil cap, and the faces of the clock and minor gauges feature schematic cutaway drawings of the engine itself. There’s also a unique 6.75 Edition motif stitched into the seats.
The same logo is projected by the LED welcome lamps, and is further recreated in chrome badging for the exterior and the engine bay.
The outside also dons gloss black brightware, while the headlamps and tail lamps are wrapped in bright chrome. Dark tint treatments to the Flying B bonnet mascot, radiator grille and exhaust finishers further differentiate the car from the regular Mulsanne Speed, upon which the 6.75 Edition is based. It also gets 21″ five-spoke wheels with a bright-machined finish with gloss black pockets.
Under the bonnet, the engine intake manifold is finished in black in lieu of the traditional silver, and the engine number plaque – traditionally signed by the person that built the engine – is set to be signed by Bentley’s boss, Adrian Hallmark.
“The Mulsanne has played a pivotal role in maintaining Bentley’s position as global leader of the luxury limousine segment. The flagship of our model range, its longevity is a testament to our ongoing commitment to hand-building the finest motor cars in the world. The new Mulsanne 6.75 Edition is the culmination of that achievement,” says company marketing boss, Chris Craft.
The all-new Flying Spur will become Bentley’s flagship model when production of the Mulsanne ends in spring of this year.