Inside each and every of the 100 restricted edition Mulsannes, a slice of the original crankshaft taken from WO Bentley’s individual 8l automobile decades ago the final model he created for Bentley Motors back in 1930 is displayed.
As Bentley approaches its centenary in 2019, Mulliner designers reflected on the final 99 years of an extraordinary British automotive story to picture the new Mulsanne WO Edition. In carrying out so, they have developed a really special collector’s item.
The Mulsanne WO Edition can be specified on any of the 3-model Mulsanne variety, primarily based on consumer preference. Key attributes consist of a colour split interior reduce from Heritage Hide reflecting the patina of vintage automobiles, sophisticated Beluga black wheels and a beautiful cocktail cabinet or bottle cooler featuring a slice of WO’s personal 8l crankshaft set into the armrest.
This unique model will make its public debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in late August, with consumer deliveries commencing in 2019 – Bentley’s centenary year.
The new Mulsanne WO Edition by Mulliner draws on style cues taken from the 8l constructed in an era that has been defined as the ‘golden age’ of motoring in Britain. Just 100 examples will be handcrafted by Mulliner.
The interior displays a variety of exquisite attributes inspired by luxury living in the 1930s – crucial 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 8l, reveals a show window, inside which a piece of the crankshaft from WO Bentley’s personal 8l automobile is showcased. Just beneath the machined metal show case is an inscription detailing the significance of the Bentley artefact.
To produce the marquetry scene, a quantity of distinct veneers and supplies have been employed. Four distinct wood varieties give contrast and depth to the piece, although aluminium is employed to accomplish the highlights, signature and geometric pattern. The diamond-like borders that run parallel to each and every side add to the modern appear although retaining an art deco really feel. The piece is completed with WO’s signature. An interior colour split produced from luxurious Fireglow Heritage and Fireglow hide is complemented additional by Beluga hide detailing and blind stitching. Dark Stain Burr Walnut veneer extends to the minor gauge panel, steering wheel rim and other locations. The Mulsanne is completed with Fireglow lambswool rugs, glass tumblers, privacy curtains to the rear doors and a rear seat entertainment program.
The Mulsanne WO Edition additional enhances its formidable road presence with Onyx paintwork (though clients can specify other colours from Bentley’s in depth pallet), chrome bonnet strip and graceful Flying B Mascot atop the optional chrome radiator shell and grille. A discreet WO Bentley signature badge is displayed on the reduced bumper.
Information Source: Muscat Daily