The British automaker has been rather hush hush with the introduction of the new Mulsanne Speed Beluga Edition – maybe out of fear Japanese whalers will starting hunting it with harpoons.
The special edition has been crafted by the company’s Mulliner coachbuilding division, which apparently has a quirky sense of humor and this behemoth of the street comes with black painted finishing touches and 21-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with a black accent. In order to remember you’re driving one of the most massive cars out there, the sill plates have “Beluga Edition” lettering and there’s also a dark tinted “Flying B” hood ornament with laser-etched ‘Beluga Edition’ engraving for the unsuspecting fan. By the way, the black exterior treatment is also going some way to minimize the imposing appearance (black slims, we all know) and the cabin has alos been treated to some bells and whistles. We have premium leather upholstery, a knurled sports gear selector, Burr Walnut, Dark Stained Burr Walnut or Piano Black trim and even a folding rear armrest that is equipped with controls for the power rear seating.
Bentley didn’t comment on the performance specifications so we’re pretty sure the Speed technicalities have remained the same: 6.75-liter V8 engine churning out 530 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque – which is enough to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph.