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Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition Pays Tribute to Brand’s Founder

By integrating parts of his personal car

By integrating parts of his personal car

Walter Owen (W.O.) Bentley started his company in 1919, and to celebrate its centennial, the marque that bears his name is introducing its 2019 Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner.

It’s a limited edition of 100 and it is so special that each Mulsanne gets an actual slice of crankshaft from W.O. Bentley’s personal 1930 8 Litre car set into its armrest. The Bentley 8 Litre was the last car he designed for the company, which makes this special edition a fitting way to kick off Bentley’s 100th anniversary celebrations that will culminate in 2019. The bespoke Bentley will make its public debut during Monterey Car Week in California next month.

The special Mulsanne W.O. Edition rolls on Beluga black wheels and can be ordered in base, Speed, or Extended Wheelbase models.

Bentley’s flagship packs a 6.75-liter V-8 engine that’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Base and long-wheelbase variants deliver 505 hp and 752 lb-ft of torque. Speed versions offer 530 hp and 811 lb-ft . With that kind of grunt on tap, the Mulsanne Speed can get you from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds versus 5.3 seconds for the base and extended base versions.

Inside you’ll find a two-tone interior that is cut from Heritage Hide and four different types of wood used in the W.O. Edition’s exquisite trim.

Aside from the custom crankshaft bits and W.O.’s signature, there’s a sweet illuminated cocktail cabinet/bottle cooler for the rear passengers.

“The Mulsanne is finished with Fireglow lambswool rugs, glass tumblers, privacy curtains to the rear doors, and a rear seat entertainment system,” says Bentley brass.

The bespoke Bentley can be seen in person from August 24-26 in Monterey. The marque states that customers can expect deliveries in the New Year.

Source: Bentley