While Volkswagen Group did start acquiring Bentley in the early 2000’s, that did not stop the British marque from developing and building models in Crewe. The Mulsanne, designed as a new flagship and entirely developed in-house, was meant as a substitute for the decade-old Arnage. Unveiled at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance in 2009, it greatly improved on its predecessor’s driving dynamics and technological package.
Bespoke is the name of the game with the Mulsanne. With over 100 colour options and 20+ carpet and wood choices, this flagship was offered in a luxurious ‘Mulliner’ specification (2012+), a sporty ‘Speed’ specification (2014+) with an extra 25hp and suspension tuning, long-wheelbase and limousine variants (2016), and a multitude of special editions, such as the Diamond Jubilee, Blue Train, and Le Mans models. The final ‘6.75 Edition’ featured the last iteration of Bentley’s signature V8 engine, produced for 60 years without interruption.
This particular ‘Speed’ Mulsanne SWB was delivered new to Habtoor Bentley in the Emirates, and it features a fully original, eye-catching colour combination of Rubino Red over Twine leather. With less than 35,000 kilometers in the odometer, it has been consistently maintained by the Tomini Workshop for daily use, including new brakes and fuel pumps. The car comes with a full set of manuals, tools, and two keys. A highly exotic spec, it offers a combination of British luxury and German reliability.