It’s the end of the road for the Mulsanne, a true British icon, and Bentley is giving it a beautiful send-off with the ever so fancy 6.75 Edition.
Bentley first used the Mulsanne name from 1980 to 1992 (it appeared on the brand's version of the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit) and the moniker was revived in 2010 for the current iteration of the large luxury saloon.
Just 30 of the special edition cars are to be built by Mulliner and they all celebrate the 61-year-old L-Series V8 which appeared all the way back in the 1959 under the long bonnet of the S2. When production ends in Spring this year the Flying Spur will take over the mantle as the brand’s flagship.
Based on a 530-horsepower Mulsanne Speed, the folks down in Crewe have adorned the 6.75 Edition with all manner of goodies; it features gloss black and bright chrome jewelry, including a dark tint for the Flying B bonnet ornament, Mulliner radiator, and exhaust finishers.
It also packs chrome badges, bright machined faces with black pockets for the 21in, five-spoke wheels, and welcome lighting that flashes the special edition name on the road.
The fancy cabin can be had in four single-colour hides, either Beluga, Fireglow, Imperial Blue, or Newmarket Tan and they’re all contrasted with silver piping. The instrument panel is in high-gloss Grand Black, and the door trim in Dark Engine Spin Aluminium while other touches include ventilation controls with an engine oil cap! There are also cutaway drawings of the motor on the gauges and clock face along with more 6.75 Edition stitching and badging.