• Apr 14, 2010
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Car buyers forking out a few hundred thousand dollars for a Bentley expect more than just a little luxury. And when the Bentley Mulsanne is unleashed upon the yacht and G5 owners of the world, the folks in Crewe, England know they need to come strong with otherworldly materials and craftsmanship.

A quick peek at the plush Mulsanne interior shows that Bentley designers and engineers have gone all out, but a few high resolution photos doesn't tell the whole story. Bentley created a five minute video to explain some of the craftsmanship that goes into creating the Mulsanne interior by hand. For example, five people are in charge of inspecting and cutting all the leather that goes into the ultra luxury barge, and those cuts take three hours per vehicle. Hit the jump to watch the video, but only if you can live with the fact that you'll most likely never even get the chance to sit in such an exquisitely executed interior.




[Source: Bentley]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      That video was interesting to watch... now where's the three that preceded it?
      • 4 Years Ago
      That video makes me never want to touch one...for fear of messing it up and making the dude that spent 3 days sewing up the steering wheel kill himself.
      • 4 Years Ago
      To be honest....the interoir doesnt look at that impressive with that amount of work thats gone into it. All I see is wood and for seats...guess you have to be inside the cabin to see the details.
      • 4 Years Ago
      you get what you pay for.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wonder what the pay is like for the men and women in the leather and wood departments. I would imagine they are making a rather comfortable sum. The craftsmanship and skill required is amazing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It took me 3 days to fabricate kickpanel tweeter pods for my stereo. And that went in my beat-up old 1999 Tacoma.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If I was in the market (which I ain't) I'd prefer this over a Phantom or a Maybach... but I do like the new RR Ghost so maybe I'd have to get both. That reminds me, it's lottery night! I think I'll wait until tomorrow to make my appointment at the showroom. (fingers crossed)
      • 4 Years Ago
      who cares. .you buy expensive $hit. .you expect they put some effort into it.. big news
      • 4 Years Ago
      To be honest, I don't like Mulsanne's interior at all. Too much wood make it look ugly and the steering wheel is also ugly. That's just my opinion though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      @nissanGTR4ever

      i think the market it targets would appreciate things like these......50yrs+ perhaps?
      • 4 Years Ago
      holy dam that's alot of man hours spent on it
      • 4 Years Ago
      You always hear about these "hand-crafted" automobiles, but seeing it really drives home the point. Though I'll never own, sit in, or likely see a Mulsanne, there is something very satisfying to me in knowing it exists. What a work of art.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @charlie

        Oh. Well that explains it. Pity. Thanks.

        I also would opt for a non-glossy wood finish, sort of like BMW i believe offers. Like a matte finish.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Hernan

        Well I guess i'll have to option out of getting the buit-in nav. If i had the money, and in the market for a Bentley, I already have Garmin so they could just make the wood in my car just flow across the dash without interruption.
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