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2011 Bentley Mulsanne is revealed at Pebble Beach concours

Sun, 16 Aug 2009

The new Bentley finally broke cover--and was named--on Sunday at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The car is called the Mulsanne and will arrive next year as a 2011 model.

The name was last used on a sporty Bentley from the 1980s until 1992. It's a reference to the famous Mulsanne Straight and Corner at Le Mans.

Bentley says the name channels its long racing history, as it won five of the first eight Le Mans and six overall. It also draws inspiration from the iconic eight-liter Bentleys of 1930-31.

The Mulsanne gets a redone 6.75-liter V8. More details will be revealed at the Frankfurt motor show. Look for increased performance and fuel economy. It will be built at the Bentley factory in Crewe, England.

The Arnage goes out of production at the end of this year.

By Greg Migliore