9/1/09

Bentley’s New Big... The Mulsanne


Bentley Motors, the venerable automobile company from Crewe, England, has unveiled their latest flagship grand-tourer…the Mulsanne.

Named after a portion of the Circuit de la Sarthe racetrack in France (better known as “Le Mans”), the new Bentley manages to be an elegant design, despite its sheer size. A tasteful mix of modern Bentley design and family heritage retro, the Mulsanne is guaranteed to have a ne plus ultra road presence.

Mechanical details are few and far between at the moment, with the Bentley folks promising full disclosure at the official public reveal during the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. What can be gathered at the moment points to a revised version of the company’s 6.75 liter V-8 providing the power.

Pricing is likely to be in the $300,000 range for a Mulsanne to call your own. We look forward to the arrival of this stately four door due in showrooms mid-2010.

By the way, the teaser reveal was at the fabled Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Monterey, California. It was here that the first production Mulsanne was sold at auction to an unknown bidder for $550,000. Proceeds went to charity…

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