Bentley brings in new talent to continue building on incredible success.
Bentley recently announced that it delivered 15,174 cars last year, which is not only a new record and the third year in a row where Bentley has broken its previous record, but it is also the first time in the manufacturer’s history that it delivered over 15,000 cars. A large part of its success is thanks to the customization that customers are offered from Bentley’s bespoke division: Mulliner. Derived from the world’s oldest coachbuilder, Mulliner offers unparalleled levels of craftsmanship, and the ability for Bentley owners to make beautifully unique vehicles, having completed 500 commission builds in 2022 alone, half as much as the 1,000 Mulliner completed in the eight years before, the division has experienced explosive success and growth.
With Bentley’s sights set on going to levels even beyond the one it has achieved with Mulliner, the manufacturer has announced the appointment of a new director for both its Mulliner division and its Motorsport division: Ansar Ali. Previously, Ali worked as the Managing Director of McLaren Special Vehicle Operations, as well as in positions at Ford, Lotus, Caterham, and as a co-founder of Zenos Cars. With Bentley, Ali will be responsible for Motorsport, working with the brand’s GT3 teams, but for Bentley’s roadgoing customers, he’ll be working as director of Mulliner.
With Mulliner, he’ll be responsible for the division’s three aspects, reviving Bentley classics, creating highly exclusive collector’s cars, and creating bespoke commissioned Bentley cars. With a portfolio already consisting of incredible projects like the Batur and Bacalar, Blower heritage cars, and the wide array of stunningly customized Bentleys, Bentley hopes that Ansar Ali’s appointment as director of Motorsport and Mulliner will take its already-incredible craftsmanship, luxury, and success to the next level.