Bentley is a marque synonymous with craftsmanship, but the Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner, unveiled at Geneva this week, took the levels of bespoke coachbuilding to new heights.
The already spacious limousine has had an extra metre added to its length, making this the longest luxury saloon in the world, plus a higher roof to create even more space inside the car.
A rear cabin inspired by private aviation has face-to-face seats and Mulliner has used electrochromic or “smart” glass, which allows passengers to switch the interior division and rear cabin window glass between clear and opaque settings.
The private commission has been designed and engineered by Mulliner, which has more than 100 years’ heritage in bespoke coachbuilding.
A veneer panel houses three dials showing UK and local time as well as the external temperature.
Mulliner might be 100 years old but it is fully adept at integrating modern technology into cars: there are iPad charging and docking stations, an intercom system to contact the driver, a bottle cooler with frosted glass and crystal flutes, a soft-drinks cabinet with bespoke tumblers and separate controls for the rear features.
The Flying B mascot is engraved with “Coachbuilt by Mulliner”.