Bentley has ended manufacturing of its flagship Mulsanne this week after 11 years of crafting the unique sedan at its Crewe, U.Ok., manufacturing unit.
A particular sequence of Mulsanne 6.75 Version sedans comprised the ultimate 30 automobiles constructed, named in honor of the 6.75-liter L-series V8 that additionally ends manufacturing after 61 years powering varied Bentley fashions. That engine was the world’s longest-serving V8 design.
With the departure of the Mulsanne, the position of flagship passes to the Flying Spur, Bentley mentioned in a information launch. That most certainly can be a short lived task because the British automaker creates its subsequent high mannequin, in addition to making ready for electric-vehicle manufacturing.
Bentley isn’t revealing the proprietor of the final Mulsanne, calling it “a carefully guarded secret” and noting solely that the ultimate automotive is “extraordinarily particular.” Images with the information launch present the penultimate instance, “completed in Rose Gold over Tungsten.”
The Bentley was named after the famed Mulsanne Straight of the Le Mans racing circuit, the place the marque has received the 24-hour competitors six occasions.
“The Mulsanne is the fruits of all that we at Bentley have learnt throughout our first 100 years in producing the best luxurious automobiles on the earth,” the automaker’s chairman and chief government Adrian Hallmark mentioned within the launch. “Because the flagship of our mannequin vary for over a decade, the Mulsanne has firmly solidified its place within the historical past of Bentley as nothing lower than a real icon.
as we start Bentley’s journey to outline the way forward for sustainable luxurious
mobility via our Past100 technique, the position of Bentley flagship is handed
to the brand new Flying Spur.”