New limited edition model designed to celebrate brand's centenary.
Bentley has unveiled the Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with design cues borrowed from the 1930 Bentley 8.0 litre. Just 100 will be built, making it properly exclusive.
The 8.0 Litre was the last vehicle designed by founder Walter Owen Bentley (W. O. Bentley) before his car company entered receivership, and was bought by rival Rolls-Royce.
Externally, the W.O. Edition is distinguished from regular models by its black paint and wheels, and an optional chromed radiator shell. Walter Owen's signature adorns the car's bumpers, seats, and wood finishes, in another nod to the brand's founder.
The interior features copious quantities of red leather with matching lambswool rugs, dark stained burr walnut trim, privacy curtains, glass tumblers, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
Each Mulsanne W.O. Edition features a slice of the original crankshaft from W. O. Bentley's personal 8.0 Litre fitted to the rear armrest, which is attached to either the car's bottle cooler or cocktail cabinet.
The marquetry scene surrounding the slither of crankshaft depicts the headlamps and grille of the 8 Litre, and is made from aluminium and four types of wood.
The Mulsanne W.O. Edition will make its debut at Monterey Car Week in California, which starts on August 24, local time.