MINIATURE MASTERPIECE MODELS IN CELEBRATION OF BENTLEY’S CENTENARY
- Range of Bentley scale models for fans and collectors offers exquisite opportunity to appreciate historic and modern Bentleys
- Faithful model replica of Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner reflects full-size original in a limited edition of just 100 pieces
- Homage to the 1930 8-litre Grand Tourer, named after the famed Mulsanne Corner at Le Mans, which was the personal car of Bentley founder Walter Owen Bentley
- Build a collection that captures the streamlined power curves and sculptural lines of Bentley’s most iconic cars
- Details on shop.BentleyMotors.com
(Crewe, 19th December, 2019) When W.O Bentley designed his 8-litre black-on-black Mulsanne in 1930, with its ultra-luxurious, wood-trimmed interior, he could scarcely have imagined that this car would form the inspiration for a collectable miniature masterpiece in the company’s Centenary year.
Limited to just 100 pieces like its full-size namesake, the resin model of the Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner is a collector’s dream come true. Capturing the imposing lines of the Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner, created to celebrate Bentley’s Centenary, the details of this special vehicle, including its Onyx paintwork and Fireglow upholstery, are skilfully replicated in a 1:43 scale model crafted from the design files used to create the full-size car.
Bentley’s Mulliner coachbuilding division designed the Mulsanne W.O. Edition with almost a century’s worth of Bentley history in mind, with particular influence drawn from the 1930s, when W.O. delivered his final Mulsanne project. In design and detail the miniature bears the authentic stamp of W.O.’s vision and brilliantly captures the essence of the full-size Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner, with its 6.75-litre turbocharged V8 that offers 505bhp and can accelerate the car from 0-62mph in 5.3sec.
Another beautiful member of the Mulsanne miniatures family comes an earlier 1.43 scale model, the Mulsanne Speed car based on the full-size namesake revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. This delightful Mulsanne references a magnificent Bentley that combines driving satisfaction with the highest levels of automotive luxury.
Featuring a more powerful version of Bentley’s mighty 6.75-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, the Mulsanne Speed is truly tailored for the driver. With 530 bhp, a sprint to 60 mph in 4,8 seconds and a top speed of 190mhp – unbeaten in the ultra-luxury sector – the combination of driving satisfaction and supreme comfort is world-beating.
Finished with the exact same specification as the launch car of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the scale model’s ultimate expression of luxury and performance is perfectly produced in resin with a Julep exterior and Beluga interior. Made in Italy and presented in a Bentley gift box this model car would grace the office desk or coffee table of any aspiring young entrepreneur or CEO.
It is the supreme model expression of the 400 hours it takes to build a Mulsanne, about 150 of them dedicated to creating the sumptuous leather interior – stitched, shaped and finished entirely by hand. Contrast stitching alone on the completed seats, door and other leather accoutrements takes 37 hours to complete.
Bringing the options in Bentley’s 1:43 model car range bang up to date in the company’s 2019 Centenary year, the new Continental GT Convertible is characterised by the exact levels of verisimilitude found in the driver-focused, elegant and exquisitely crafted road version. With its effortlessly elegant and sharply defined and sculpted exterior, the body and materials combine to make a truly breath-taking miniature version of the full-size original new Continental GT Convertible.
Creating a perfect rendition of the full-size 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine production car with 542 bhp and acceleration of 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph, the thrill and excitement of the original can be experienced in a diminutive version that provides hours of enjoyment.
Available in Sequin blue with Beluga and Linen Interior the 1:43 scale resin replica draws inspiration from all the hallmarks of unparalleled luxury and cutting edge technology found in the road car.
Imagine being a passenger in the front seat, the car changing from a comfortable coupe into an open-top Grand Tourer at the touch of a button, with the fabric hood being deployed or stowed in just 19 seconds, as the car travels at speeds of up to 30 mph. The hand-crafted cabin also reflects the unrivalled refinement of the contemporary and stylish Continental GT Convertible.
In 1919 Walter Owen Bentley created a company with a simple objective: to build “a fast car, a good car, the best in its class”. The guiding principle has driven Bentley ever since, pushing the brand forward and making it the leader in automotive luxury around the world today. Just as with their full-size originals, Bentley’s miniature collection displays the same commitment to being best in class, with a collection designed to thrill the hearts of all Bentley owns and fans.
Each of these intricately detailed model cars are available to order via shop.BentleyMotors.com.
1:43 Mulsanne W.O Edition by Mulliner, £150 – shop.bentleymotors.com/products/1-43-mulsanne-centenary-le
1:43 Mulsanne Speed
1:43 New Continental GT Convertible https://shop.bentleymotors.com/products/1-43-new-continental-gt-convertible-model
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