Bentley steps into its centenary with a Special Edition Mulsanne

Bentley, the iconic British luxury brand, is stepping into its centenary year. As part of the celebrations, the car-maker has announced a limited edition of the Mulsanne, dubbed the W.O.Edition. Inspired by founder Walter Owen Bentley's own creation - the Bentley 8 Litre - and crafted by Mulliner, Bentley's renowned commissioning service, the Mulsanne W.O.Edition is a connoisseur's delight.

If you are one of those lucky 100 with pockets deep enough to afford one and contacts influential enough to secure one, Bentley and Mulliner would custom-make this special Mulsanne to suit your tastes and preferences. For its press release though, Bentley had drenched the limited edition Mulsanne in Onyx Black accessorized by Beluga Black wheels, a chrome hood strip and optional chrome grille and surround. The Mulsanne has always had tremendous road presence and the W.O.Edition has just enhanced its appeal several notches.

The interiors, as one would expect, is exquisitely hand-crafted with carefully chosen mix of hides, veneers and materials. The classic Fireglow hide is an ode to the 1930s, complemented by Beluga hide detailing and blind stitching. The rear seats are fit for a King and houses a party trick between them - an illuminated cocktail cabinet. If that's not special enough, the cabinet houses a display window inside which a piece of the crankshaft from W.O.Bentley's own car is showcased. Just below the artefact is an inscription detailing it's significance. 

The W.O.Edition Mulsanne can be ordered in any of the three regular versions that are available - Standard, Long Wheelbase and Speed. Irrespective of the version chosen, a 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine - hand-made and signed by an engineer at Bentley's factory in Crewe, England - powers the Mulsanne generating an impressive 530 horsepower and a whopping 1100 Nm of torque. 

With just 100 units planned, we are sure each of the W.O.Edition Mulsanne is either already paid for or spoken for. After all, this is not just a luxury automobile. It comes with a piece of Bentley's rich heritage! What more could you ask for?

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