Bentley has launched a limited edition of 100 Mulsannes which pay homage to founder W.O. Bentley's famous final 1930 design. Each of the Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner holds a slice of the original crankshaft taken from W.O. Bentley's personal 8 Litre car decades ago.
The interior displays a range of exquisite features inspired by luxury living in the 1930s - key to which is the Mulliner illuminated cocktail cabinet. A marquetry scene on the handcrafted unit - depicting the geometric front matrix grille and headlight of the 8 Liter - reveals a display window, inside which a piece of the crankshaft from W.O. Bentley's own 8 Litre car is showcased. Just below the machined metal display case is an inscription detailing the significance of the Bentley artifact.
To create the marquetry scene, a number of different veneers and materials were used. Four different wood types give contrast and depth to the piece, while aluminum 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 color split made from luxurious Fireglow Heritage and Fireglow hide is complemented further by Beluga hide detailing and blind stitching. Dark Stain Burr Walnut veneer extends to the minor gauge panel, steering wheel rim and other areas.
The Mulsanne is finished with Fireglow lambswool rugs, glass tumblers, privacy curtains to the rear doors, and a rear seat entertainment system.
The Mulsanne W.O. Edition further 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-leveling wheel centers and door tread-plates.