The Bentley Mulsanne Birkin Edition
A limited edition
In no relation to the other (very) famous 'Birkin' – Jane and her namesake Hermès design – luxury British car brand Bentley has followed altogether different inspiration for its latest model.
Sir Henry Ralph Stanley 'Tim' Birkin, Third Baronet, was a famed English racing driver who competed for Bentley in the 1920s, and the latest special edition of the Bentley Mulsanne luxury sedan therefore wears his name – bar the nickname "Tim" that he received for his resemblance to a hero by the name of Tiger Tim in Julius Stafford Baker comics.
Sir Henry Ralph Stanley “Tim” Birkin
The Bentley Mulsanne Birkin Edition will come in either a two tone Fountain Blue and Dark Sapphire paint treatment, or in Ghost White, or Damson monochromatic colour schemes. Each Birkin Edition Mulsanne will have special 21-inch wheels, a customised luggage set, numbered door sill plates, and a “Flying B” logo stitched into the headrests and inlaid on some of the wood trim. It will be offered exclusively in Europe with a run of only 22 cars.
Though it may be a stretch to call a 5700-lb luxury sedan “sporty,” the Bentley Mulsanne Birkin Edition is based on the large sedan’s performance-oriented spec which adds a “Sport” mode, along with special quilted leather inside and some other slightly different interior trim compared with the standard Mulsanne...
The price of the Bentley Mulsanne Birkin Edition; is yet to be released. A standard Bentley Mulsanne starts at $302,245