This limited edition Mulsanne pays homage to the founding father of the company and was designed to celebrate Bentley's centenary year in 2019, having produced only 100 of them worldwide.
Each of the limited-edition models contains a piece of Bentley's history: a slice of the original crankshaft taken from W.O. Bentley’s personal 8 Litre car — his final creation for Bentley Motors back in 1930.
The 8 Litre was described as W.O. Bentley’s finest grand tourer. Launched in 1930, it was also the last car he personally designed.
A number of different veneers and materials were used. Four different wood types give contrast and depth to the piece, while aluminium is used to achieve the highlights, signature and geometric pattern.
The diamond-like borders that run parallel to each side add to the contemporary look while retaining an art deco feel.
The piece is finished with W.O.’s signature.
An interior colour split made from luxurious Newmarket Tan Heritage and Newmarket Tan hide is complemented further by Beluga hide detailing and blind stitching.
Dark Stained Burr Walnut veneer extends to the minor gauge panel, steering wheel rim and other areas.
The Mulsanne is Finished with Newmarket Tan lambswool rugs, glass tumblers, privacy curtains to the rear doors, and a rear seat entertainment system.
The Mulsanne W.O. Edition furcher enhances its formidable road presence with Onyx paintwork, chrome bonnet strip and graceful Flying B Mascot atop the optional chrome radiator shell and grille.
A discreet W.O. Bentley signature badge is displayed on the lower bumper, while special centenary badging adorns the self-levelling wheel centres and door treadplates.