Bentley will end production of the flagship Mulsanne saloon in the spring, but not before the company has built 30 final examples.
Dubbed the 6.75 Edition, the car is dedicated to its massive 6.75-litre V8 engine, which celebrated 60 years of continuous production in 2019. It’s the longest-serving V8 ever.
Based on the Mulsanne Speed, the 6.75 Edition will get the 530bhp iteration of that engine, which offers a startling turn of pace. Even in the the 2.7-tonne Mulsanne, the sprint from 0-60mph takes a mere 4.8 seconds. Top speed? That’s 190mph.
But Bentley has marked out the 6.75 Edition with more than just an engine. The final 30 cars all get gloss black brightware, as well as dark-tinted Flying Bs, radiators and exhausts. The 21-inch alloy wheels will get black touches, too.
Inside, customers can choose between four hide colours – including blue, tan and black – but each is complemented by silver around the centre console, piping and mat bindings. The silver will also show through the seat perforation.
Silver also makes an appearance on the centre console and rear cabin console, while a unique metal commemorative plaque sits on the front console.
Otherwise, it’s standard Mulsanne Speed fayre. Unlike other Mulsannes, the car gets a sports suspension setting and the Mulliner Driving Specification interior. That means you get diamond-quilted seats, a knurled gear lever and drilled alloy sport pedals.
Once the final 30 6.75 Edition Mulsannes have left Bentley’s factory in Crewe, the car will be discontinued. The affected staff will move to other areas of the business, and Flying Spur will take over as Bentley’s flagship.