Mulliner has quietly rolled out a new specification for the Mulsanne Speed. The package is called the Beluga Edition and it follows a similar package that was rolled out last year for the Flying Spur. That package included blacked out exterior trim bits along with dark tinted stainless steel. Not all cosmetic, the Flying Spur package lowered the suspension by 10mm, similar to the more aggressive suspension on the Continental GT V8 S.
Bentley’s Mulliner division is known for meeting the customization requests of the company’s most demanding clientele. They have always been able to do this sort of customization, but now that it is on the option sheet, it is easier to order. Unlike the Flying Spur Beluga Specification, this one is mostly cosmetic, focusing on the look of the vehicle inside and out.
There really isn’t much the package could add to the Speed model from a performance perspective. The Mulsanne Speed is already a unique vehicle. It tips the scales at early 6,000 lbs yet has an astounding 811 ft. lbs. of torque. Its 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8 is capable of pushing the Bentley’s ultra-luxury flagship to 60mph in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 190mph. Performance continues with a sport transmission for enthusiastic drives.
On the road, the Speed is a joy to drive. It cruises effortlessly thanks to all of that torque being available from 1,500 rpm. The ride is as smooth as you would expect from a Bentley. The car’s heft is noticeable at times but also aids in the smooth ride and gives the driver a strong sense of control and safety as you move down the road.
Inside, the Mulsanne can be specified with a load of technology including navigation, adaptive cruise control, Wi-Fi, and built-in iPads for getting work done while on the road. The seats are covered in the best leather and are heated, cooled, and have an optional massage function.
It will be fun to see how customers use this option. Adding it to an already dark exterior color but then having Mulliner add a pop of color on the inside would look awesome. How would you spec your Mulsanne Speed Beluga Edition? Leave a comment in the thread below.