Stop chopping onions, we have something truly worth crying about. In a poignant press release last night, Bentley announced the end of an era. The assembly plant in Crewe has built the last 6.75 (6¾-litre) V8 engine. After six decades, the last build is already under the hood of the 30th and last specially commissioned Mulsanne 6.75 Edition by Mulliner.
Anyone who loves fast cars can appreciate the beefy internals of the L-Series engines. Introduced in 1959, they have powered over 36,000 Bentley and Rolls-Royce models with smooth & quiet performance. Designed to outlive the car, the bearings, valvetrain, oil system and cooling evoke the same engineering brilliance that delivered the world's first jet engine, and the weapons that won the Battle of Britain.
It is hard to say goodbye to such an amazing machine, but the tooling is worn out. Instead of spending big money to keep the graceful old lady in production, it is time to embrace smaller, lighter, & more efficient engines. Going out on top, the last Mulsanne offers 537 horsepower and 811 lb-ft of torque. Nothing in the near future will be able to match such brutal force, so click the link below to browse find your new Mulsanne for sale before they are gone forever.