Bentley has a storied motorsport history, and the newest special edition of the Mulsanne sedan will honor the 90th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. Bentley has a long history at the Le Mans race, as it participated in the first Le Mans in 1923 and most recently won with the Bentley Speed 8 race car in 2003.
Like the Le Mans edition of the Bentley Continental, the Bentley Le Mans Limited Edition Mulsanne will feature interior upgrades in addition to suspension and steering modifications. On the inside, the Le Mans Limited Edition Mulsanne will gain diamond-quilted seat coverings and door panels, an embroided “Le Mans Edition” logo for all four headrests, and drilled alloy foot pedals. Exterior modifications include “quad effect” tailpipe finishers and dark tint five spoke alloy wheels. Bentley also says the Le Mans Limited Edition Mulsanne will feature sportier tuning for the suspension and steering.
The Le Mans Limited Edition Mulsanne will be available in six different specifications, each named after a driver from Bentley’s six victories at Le Mans. These specifications highlight different interior and exterior color combinations with different wood and aluminum trim combinations as well.
The Mulsanne is Bentley’s largest luxury sedan, sitting above the Continental-based Flying Spur sedan in the lineup. The Mulsanne is powered by a 6.75-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 producing 505 hp and 752 lb-ft of torque. There is no word yet on pricing for the Le Mans Limited Edition Mulsanne, but it should carry a premium over the standard 2013 Bentley Mulsanne’s starting price of $296,000 excluding destination.
Look for more photos and information about the Le Mans Limited Edition Mulsanne as it makes its official debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Until then, check out the video below for an extensive history of Bentley at Le Mans.
Source: Bentley, YouTube