Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Bentley | posted June 23, 2016 11:28
Zoom in and see the Bentley Mulsanne EWB in full detail
During the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Bentley officially revealed the updated Mulsanne which gets a minor facelift, along with the introduction of the Extended Wheelbase (EWB) model. Now, the Crewed-based luxury automaker is showcasing the Mulsanne EWB once again, only this time it's featured in a large 'gigapixel' image.
The feat was made possible after the company used special technology used by Mars rovers that was developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The camera was placed 700 meters away and took 700 shots. The special image is made up of approximately 53 billion pixels (53,000 megapixels) and shows key details of the car, including the 4,500 individual stitches in the embroidered 'Winged B' headrest.
“Nowhere is Bentley’s famed attention to detail better demonstrated than with our new Mulsanne. We wanted to commission this shot to capture both the exquisite detailing of the Mulsanne and the epic scale of our brand’s ambitions. We believe the result is truly extraordinary,” said Kevin Rose, Bentley's board member for sales and marketing.
Featured in the photograph is the aforementioned vehicle that is finished in a two-tone paint; Rose Gold over Magnetic Gray. Bentley claimed the Mulsanne EWB gains an extra 250mm of wheelbase which delivers better legroom and comfort. Apart from that, Bentley also stated that rear passengers will also be getting electric private curtains, deployable folding table, sunroof, leather upholstery, USB ports and pen holders.
Driving the Mulsanne EWB is a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8. It generates 512 PS along with 1,020 Nm of torque. Those that want more power can even have it as a Mulsanne Speed which ups maximum power to 537 PS and 1,100 Nm of torque. Power is then routed to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Check out the interactive photograph by clicking on this link.