Bentley celebrates 95 years with Mulsanne 95Thu, 15 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700
Bentley is celebrating its 95th birthday with a special-edition Mulsanne 95, which will only be available in the U.K.
Only 15 examples of the Mulsanne 95 will be produced. The upgrades are purely visual, which means power still comes from 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 making 505 hp and a cement-cracking 752 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic sends power rearward.
The Mulsanne 95 is only offered in three old-country colors: Britannia blue, empire red and Oxford white. The Flying B mascot gets a dark tint finish, as do the 21-inch, five-spoke wheels.
Like the standard Mulsanne, the interior of the 95 gets luxury leather, wood veneers and classic-looking pieces of chrome trim. The wood Bentley uses wood pulled from a walnut tree that was between 300 and 400 years old. The company says it came down in Lincolnshire during a storm in 2007. The walnut is featured in the car’s “ring of wood” that wraps around the entire cabin.
Illuminated door sill plates feature the words “Ninety Five” in script, as well a stylized Union Jack. A “95” emblem is also embroidered on the seats.
The Mulsanne 95 is available for orders now at Bentley’s U.K. network of dealers.
By Jake Lingeman