Bentley is to unveil a highly distinctive and sporting interpretation of the Mulsanne in Geneva next month. The new Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification, to give the variant its full name, wears a number of dress-up cues, including unique 21-inch alloy wheels, Bentley Flying B wing vents and a Diamond Quilted leather-trimmed cabin.

The 505 hp 6.75 litre V8 sports saloon will also feature a driver-selectable, sports-tuned suspension and steering. The Drive Dynamics Control system, which allows suspension and steering systems to be tuned to a preferred driving style, now has a unique Sport setting that offers enhanced grip, body control and steering accuracy without compromising ride comfort.

The Mulliner Driving Specification’s 21-inch light aluminium alloy two-piece wheels – with race-derived titanium fasteners – are available in both painted and polished finishes, and wear 265/40 series rubbers.

Other items include drilled alloy accelerator and brake pedals, with the raised grips on each individually polished, as well as Mulliner treadplate plaques on the vertical surface of the driver and front passenger door sills.

In common with all Mulsannes, there’s a choice of over 100 paint colours, a virtually limitless choice of unbleached premium quality veneers – with two marquetry options – and a selection of 22 leather hides available for the Mulliner Driving Specification. Performance specs continue as is, with a 0-100 km/h time of 5.3 seconds and 296 km/h top speed.

Aside from the new variant, the company has also announced that the Mulsanne range now features two new options – a large tilt-opening, tinted glass sunroof and an exquisitely designed, electrically operated bottle cooler, complete with hand-blown and hand-cut lead crystal champagne flutes.