After more than a decade as the revered English automaker’s flagship vehicle, Bentley has officially ended production of the Mulsanne sedan.
Over the course of eleven years, 700 people spent 3 million hours handcrafting more than 7,300 Mulsannes at the marque’s facility in Crewe, Cheshire, helping the vehicle to earn a reputation as one of the industry’s finest products. The final thirty examples to roll out of production are part of a commemorative, limited-edition lineup to honor its stint at the top of the Bentley pyramid as it prepares to be replaced by the Flying Spur.
With no immediate plans to replace the model, sales and marketing boss Chris Craft has confirmed the company will be “redeploying all of our manufacturing colleagues who currently work on the Mulsanne to other areas of the business”. The Flying Spur will become Bentley’s flagship, with confirmation of a hybrid variant arriving by 2023.
Bentley isn’t revealing many details about the final Mulsanne. The company’s announcement says “its future home remains a closely guarded secret.” If we had to guess, we’d suspect that the brand is hanging onto the special sedan to keep in the archives.