Bentley Motors has unveiled the crowning jewel in its Heritage Collection – an exquisite 2020 Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, meticulously crafted at Bentley’s Dream Factory in Crewe. What sets this luxury masterpiece apart is its unique royal pedigree – it served in the distinguished Royal household, specifically commissioned for Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The final Mulsanne for Her Majesty boasts a bespoke design, starting with a regal exterior in solid Barnato green, complemented by an interior adorned in Twine and Cumbrian hide, Burr Walnut wood veneers, and plush lambswool carpets. However, it’s the personalized touches that truly make this automobile fit for a queen. Rear privacy curtains, the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom inlaid into the door waistrails, and a custom-sized tray to accommodate the Queen’s handbag are just a few of the exclusive features.
But the luxury doesn’t end there. Discreetly concealed blue police lights, a siren, and a bullhorn have been seamlessly integrated into the design. A dedicated switch panel, cleverly hidden behind a walnut-veneered door, ensures functionality without compromising the car’s regal aesthetics.
Under the hood, the iconic Bentley 537PS 6.75-litre V8 engine, 21″ alloy wheels, and chrome brightware for the grille and front wing vents showcase the power and sophistication synonymous with Bentley. This Mulsanne, the final of its kind, will join the prestigious Heritage Collection as the third and concluding chapter, standing alongside the second Mulsanne ever built and a 2019 Mulsanne Speed with a history in Bentley’s press fleet.
The Heritage Collection, currently comprising 45 carefully curated Bentley cars, represents the company’s rich 104-year history. From the 1919 3-Litre EXP2 to the 2021 Continental GT Speed, each vehicle tells a unique story, capturing the essence of Bentley’s evolution. Among these, the final Mulsanne holds a special place, marking the end of a production era that spanned over a decade.
The Mulsanne, introduced at Pebble Beach in 2009, underwent continuous refinement, with a significant upgrade in 2016. The Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, launched alongside, redefined luxury for rear-seat passengers with additional space and bespoke features. In 2020, bidding farewell to the Mulsanne era, the last 30 cars formed the exclusive ‘6.75 Edition by Mulliner,’ a tribute to the legendary 6.75-litre engine that powered these iconic vehicles for over 60 years.
All 7,300 Mulsannes were handcrafted at Bentley’s factory in Crewe. Today, the entire Heritage Collection is displayed and maintained at Bentley’s carbon-neutral Dream Factory in Crewe, England. Visitors, including customers, VIPs, media guests, and Bentley colleagues, can explore the illustrious journey of Bentley through these meticulously preserved vehicles as part of the factory tour experience.
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