Powered by a twin-turbocharged 6¾-litre V8 engine that delivers a hefty 512 horsepower, the luxury Bentley flagship will offer buyers a wide variety of personalization options including a palette of 114 paint colors, 21 carpet colors, nine wood veneers and 24 different interior leather hides to choose from.
Bentley said it has already held more than 1,000 private customer previews of the Mulsanne at the company's factory in Crewe, England as well as a series of preview events held at dealerships across the UK, Continental Europe and the United States, and that early customer interest exceeds 2010 production targets
"Even at this very early stage, the expression of interest we've received easily exceeds our 2010 production targets," said Stuart McCullough, Member of the Board for Sales & Marketing for Bentley.
"The Mulsanne's credentials are a pure expression of Bentley design and craftsmanship, and that's struck a chord with Bentley enthusiasts across the globe as well as many of the potential customers we have welcomed for tours in Crewe this year. We've been encouraged by the positive commentary, notably from our American customers as the Mulsanne was privately previewed in seven metro markets across the country."
Production of the Mulsanne will commence at the firm's Crewe headquarters in England in the second quarter of 2010 with each example taking about nine weeks to build.