Time called on Bentley Mulsanne with run-out 6.75 special edition

The Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 edition is the brand’s farewell to its largest limo, which pays tribute to its legendary 6.75-litre engine

Bentley has announced that the production of its Mulsanne luxury limousine will end this spring, with a limited run of 30 cars that celebrating the 60th anniversary of the engine that powers the marque’s Rolls-Royce Phantom rival.

The 6.75 Edition refers to the 6.75-litre V8 that sits under the Mulsanne’s bonnet. The engine was introduced in 1959 and has been redesigned several times over the decades to keep it up to date, while retaining the same principles, characteristics and dimensions as the original.

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The special edition will be built by Bentley’s coach-building arm Mulliner, and is based on the 530bhp, 1100Nm Mulsanne Speed. Mulliner has given the outgoing flagship a number of visual changes to celebrate the anniversary of its engine.

Starting with the exterior, the Mulsanne receives gloss black trim, including the flying B on the bonnet, chrome front and rear headlights, a Mulliner spec radiator grille and exhaust as well as 21-inch wheels.

Under the bonnet the air intake is finished in black instead of silver and the engine number plaque, usually signed by the engineer that built the engine, will be signed by Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive Adrian Hallmark. 

Mulliner has given the Mulsanne a plaque in the engine bay with a special 6.75 badge that also makes its way onto the puddle lights and front wings.

The 6.75 references continue in the interior, as the badge is stitched onto the seats with a commemorative plaque that will be fitted to the centre console, finished in a silver paint veneer. 

Cutaway drawings of the V8 engine replace the clock face and minor gauges on the dash with a miniature version of the engine oil cap replacing the ventilation controls. 

This spring will see the end of Mulsanne production as staff move to other areas ready for the introduction of the hybrid Flying Spur, now the flagship Bentley, by 2023.

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