I don’t know when, but sometime soon and I’d expect within the next year, Bentley will announce the cessation of production of its Mulsanne flagship. And that will make me sad, and not just because the Mulsanne really is everything I want a modern Bentley to be. What is sadder still is that its engine will die with it.
Thank Frankel it’s Friday: Predicting the demise of the greatest British V8
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.