The Bentley Mulsanne is back… sort of.
The ultra-luxury sedan’s production run ended in 2020, but five specially-made, practically unused models have become available for purchase.
According to Bentley, the Grand Limousine started out as special commission, and the company was later granted permission to produce a limited run for “like-minded customers”.
They were designed and hand-built by Bentley’s Mulliner coachwork and customisation division in 2015. After delivery to their destination in the United Arab Emirates they were never registered nor used.
Said to be full metre longer than the Mulsanne, the Grand Limousine should be 6575mm long with a 4266mm wheelbase if Bentley’s numbers are based on the standard wheelbase model.
The British luxury automaker claims it is the “longest manufacturer-built limousine in the world”.
The roof has also been raised so there’s an extra 79mm of headroom in the rear.
Thanks to the extra length, the Grand Limousine features four seats in the rear — two facing forward, and two facing the back.
There’s a bottle cooler with crystal flutes between one set of seats, and a beverage cabinet with crystal tumblers between the other set. Each rear seat has its own fold-out picnic table with built-in iPad dock, and charging ports.
Between the two rear-facing seats are three hand-made dials: one displays local time, another UK time, and the other external temperature.
With an intercom system, and a privacy screen with electrochromic glass that can turn the tint on or off, the driver need never know what’s being said or done in the back.
Other changes include recalibrated suspension, a redesigned HVAC system so each of the four rear passengers has their own adjustable “micro-climate”, and 21-inch wheels “treated to match the car’s exterior paintwork”.
The Grand Limousine is powered by the company’s 6.75-litre twin-turbo V8, which is rated at 377kW and 1020Nm.
If you’re interested in one of the new/old Grand Limousines, the five on offer are available through Bentley’s distributor in the United Arab Emirates, which is happy to ship purchased vehicles anywhere in the world.
All five Grand Limousines have distinct own exterior and interior colour schemes.
In addition to the silver on blue car seen here, there’s also an all-black version, purple on black, black on red, and red on champagne.