Bentley, the British luxury carmaker is celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne with the Mulsanne Diamond Jubilee Edition that will be unveiled at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show.
It comes as Britain’s luxury car-makers head to China where sales to the super-rich are accelerating in what is the world’s largest automotive market.
Each model boasts a series of royal-inspired features over standard Mulsannes and have been created by Bentley’s exclusive Mulliner division – the same division that was in charge with the Queen’s state limousine in 2002, and has an association with the royal family dating back to the 1760s.
There are six paint options – Beluga over Claret (duo tone), Black Sapphire, Claret, Pale Sapphire over Black Sapphire (duo tone), Pale Sapphire, White Sand – and you can have leather in Linen, Burgundy and French Navy.
Prices have yet to be announced, but the car is certain to carry a premium over the £225,000 standard model.
For the first three months of this year Volkswagen-owned Bentley’s sales in China grew at nearly twice the rate globally – with a rise of 84.9 per cent or 578 cars.