Le Mans-inspired Mulsanne to be shown at Pebble Beach; specification inspired by race-winning drivers
Darren Moss
14 August 2013

Bentley will reveal its new Le Mans Limited Edition Mulsanne at Pebble Beach.

The car has features inspired by each of Bentley's six Le-Mans winning drivers, including diamond-quilted seat covers and door panels as well as drilled-alloy foot pedals. The car will also receive sports suspension and steering. 

Exterior finishes include new exhaust designs and new five-spoke alloy wheels.

The car joins Bentley's previous Le Mans-inspired Continentals, and continue's the firm's celebrations of the 90th anniversary of Le Mans, and the 10th anniversary of its win in the Speed 8 in 2003. As with other models in the range, the Le Mans Limited Edition Mulsanne will only be available in North America.

Bentley's Continental GT3 race car, unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, will also be on display.

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14 August 2013

Same old diamond-quilted seat covers and door panels as well as drilled-alloy foot pedals... And only six drivers????  Tom Kristensen, Rinaldo Capello, Guy Smith, Woolf Barnato, Glen Kidson, Henry Birkin, Bernard Rubin, Dudley Benjafield, Sammy Davis - I make that nine, not counting privateers John Duff and Frank Clement.

Shame that no one at Bentley has either fresh ideas or, apparently, any knowledge of their heritage any more...

14 August 2013

man, that car is seriously fugly

14 August 2013

it's good to know it's a limited edition whose days are numbered.

14 August 2013

Only an absolute bounder would have quilted leather.  But I suppose there is a market for expensive items in bad taste.  If I was in that business I wouldn't mention it in parties.

14 August 2013

Rolls Royce Phantom.

Since that barrow boy who sells nothing but cheap cr*p and desperately seeks out young apprentices Rolls Royces haven't had the same attraction.

The Mulsanne, however, is quite something when you see one in the metal.   Pictures simply don't do it justice.   It simply has class.

 

14 August 2013

@pauld101, what do you mean, Bently has no longer has any heritage. Its green isn't it...Wait until they make a Dakar version, of their forthcoming SUV.

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16 August 2013

@kcrally, you're absolutely right, it is green... which, of course, since 1903 has been Great Britain's assigned auto racing colour.  Unfortunately, though, Crewe is using the wrong green. Question is, would any Crewe employee would be able to explain the significance of GWR Middle Chrome Green to Bentley and BRG?  And, probably, the answer is no...

A Dakar version?  The last time Crewe built SUVs (for the Sultan) they just went out and bought seven Range Rovers and re-skinned them (one prototype, six sold).  So this time it's going to be a Q7.  Not something I'd want to cross the Western Sahara in.  Especially not at speed...

TS7

15 August 2013

Gorgeous car. But a Le Mans limited edition should have more power and less weight, not more luxury.

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