Bentley pays tribute to Walter Owen Bentley with the special edition

Bentley celebrate its 100th anniversary next year with 100th special edition of Mulsanne W. O. Edition.

Celebrating the brand’s 100th anniversary, Bentley has come up with a super limited edited version of Mulsannne to pay tribute to company’s founder Walter Owen Bentley. Inspired by the owner’s own 1930 8-litre Bentley, the company is releasing the Mulsanne W.O. edition by Mulliner.

All 100 of the Mulsanne W.O. edition by Mulliner models will have a piece of Bentley’s original 8 Litre car inside. The Mulsane W.O edition can be specified on any of the three-model Mulsanne range, based on customer preference.

Features and Design

The features in the Mulliner illuminated cocktail cabinet are a display window, behind which a slide of the 8 litre’s crankshaft is highlighted, with an inscription detailing the importance of this piece. Just below the machined metal display case is an inscription detailing the significance of the Bentley artefact. Also, a colour split interior cut from the Heritage Hide reflecting the patina of vintage cars, elegant Beluga black wheels and a stunning cocktail cabinet or bottle that features a slice of W.O.’s own 8 litre crankshaft set into the armrest.

The interior done up in a style is made to pay homage to the original 8 litre, as well. The Mulliner designers have taken an inspiration from the golden age of British motoring. The W.O. edition uses Fireglow Heritage hides with Beluga detailing and stitching. Dark Satin Burr Walnut veneer accents the interior, with Fireglow lambswool rugs, glass tumblers, and adding to this, are privacy curtains.

To create the marquetry scene, a number of different veneers and materials were used. Four different wood types give contrast and depth to the piece, while aluminium is used to achieve the highlights, signature, and geometric pattern. The diamond like borders that run parallel to each side add to the contemporary look while retaining an art deco feel. The piece is finished with W.O. ‘s signature.

The Mulsanne W.O. edition further enhances its formidable road presence with Onyx paintwork (although customers can specify other colours from the exclusive pallet of Bentley), chrome bonnet strip and graceful Flying B Mascot atop the optional chrome radiator shell and grille. A small W.O. Bentley signature is displayed on the lower bumper and special centenary badging is found on the wheel centre caps and door skills.

The special model will make its public debut at Monetary car week in California, USA in late august with customer deliveries commencing in 2019 which will be Bentley’s 100th year.


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