The Bentley Mulsanne Sinjari by Mulliner features a gold-plated ornament.
Bentley’s Mulliner customization division has yet again turned its attention to the brand’s already opulent Mulsanne, and this time the bespoke model takes inspiration from the Sinjari falcon, which comes from the Middle East. The exclusive model looks like quite a way to arrive anywhere in style.
The Sinjari falcon has a mix of black and gold plumage, so Mulliner makes ample use of the colours on this sedan. The exterior looks handsome in a two-tone mix of Anthracite and Onyx, and craftspeople hand-apply the gold pinstripes down each side. For a true touch of opulence, the flying B hood ornament features 23.9-carat gold plating.
The falcon has a beautiful perch inside because Mulliner puts a gold image of the animal’s head on the dashboard and rear tray tables. The rest of the cabin uses a mix of black and gold shades to continue the exterior's colour motif. The Mulsanne's usual high-end touches appear, too, such as diamond-stitched leather and find wood veneers.
Bentley is currently working hard to keep the Mulsanne fresh because a new version of its British competitor, the Rolls-Royce Phantom, is due to arrive in 2018. A rumour suggests there might be a limited-edition Mulsanne convertible soon that could cost as much as $1.5 million USD. Bentley would likely build as few as 20 of them, but the exclusive vehicle would keep the model’s name on wealthy clients’ minds.
Alternatively, Bentley could continue to have Mulliner work on increasingly posh takes on the Mulsanne. For example, the Beluga Edition earlier this year played up the model’s sportiness by painting it completely black. Alternatively, the long-wheelbase Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner at the Geneva Motor Show let the division’s craftspeople show off the best they could create, including electrochromic window glass and a new HVAC system for the rear passengers.