Pebble Beach 2013: Bentley Mulsanne Le Mans EditionWednesday, August 14, 2013 7:41 by Arman Barari
This year’s Pebble Beach Concours for Bentley is all about celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race. And what better way to celebrate it than launching a Le Mans Limited Edition of their flagship model, the Mulsanne.
The Le Mans Limited Edition Mulsanne follows the Continental range of Le Mans Limited Edition models in North America, where most people have no clue what Le Mans is. They would appreciate, however, the Le Mans treatment on these Bentleys.
Each of these models are inspired by a driver from Bentley’s six victories at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours race, and share a number of features such as diamond-quilted hide seat covering, diamond-quilted hide door panels, drilled alloy foot pedals, sports tuned suspension and steering, ‘Quad’ Effect Tailpipe Finishers and two-piece five spoke dark tint alloy wheels.
Bentley’s PBC range also includes a number of iconic models like the Bentley Blower and the 2003 Le Mans winning Speed 8, as well as the production range, with the new Flying Spur and the Continental GT Speed. What’s more, the amazing Continental GT3 race car will make an appearance at The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion held at the Laguna Seca Raceway.
Another highlight of the even for Bentley is the auctioning of a 1931 Bentley 4½ Litre Supercharged Le Mans; one of only three Original Le Mans Specification production Supercharged cars.