People buy cars like the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Mercedes Maybach and the Bentley Mulsanne to be chauffeured around while enjoying all the luxury the rear seats can provide to the fullest. Yet Bentley felt it was time to make a car for the chauffeur.
I work from home. My home is a small apartment in San Francisco in a building that's been around since 1917, and my "office" is a butt's-width section of a used Ikea sofa I bought off Craigslist a few years back. I recently had the opportunity to spend a workday rolling around town in a brand new Bentley Mulsanne…
For those who think that the standard Mulsanne's 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V8 needs way too many revs to get going, Bentley launched the Speed version with 530 hp and 811 lb ft of torque, turning it into a 190 mph super saloon. A turbodiesel Sierra 2500 HD only has 765 lb-ft.
Ever wondered how much power the Bentley Mulsanne has on tap? Here you go. It's enough to absolutely consume its rear tires.
We thought, "where would you least expect to see a $359,885 Bentley Mulsanne?" So we drove it to a motocross track in Riverside, California.
The Bentley Mulsanne is the reigning king of the ultimate luxo-barges, at least until Rolls-Royce decides to replace the Phantom. Part of being the king is being exclusive, and how can you ensure you keep your crown? That's right – you make it exclusiver.
Dr. Orlove already proved that the Bentley Mulsanne is good at burnouts. I had to see for myself though, so I scheduled some time with the car in order to review it. It's a fairly standard review... but yeah, I still had to make sure it does burnouts.
Step 1: Find a Bentley. Step 2: Find a professional driver. Step 3: Get Bentley's USA operations on the phone and get them to approve of you roasting tires in a $410,000 Mulsanne. Sounds easy, right?
Put down your champagne and think of a way to tell your butler the bad news: There will not be a Bentley Mulsanne Convertible in your garage anytime soon.
Stay tuned for the full story here. In the meantime, go like this post by Hoonigan. Because Bentley Burnout.
There's a new version of the Bentley Mulsanne that costs no less than $2.55 million. How come you've never heard about it?
Online configurators can not only be great timewasters, but give us a glimpse of how desperate a brand can be for its customers. Why else would Bentley let you stamp obscenities on the door sill of a Mulsanne?
Bentley hasn't confirmed it, but a return of the Bentley Turbo R could be two years away. The Mulsanne-based coupe would get a 600-hp version of the top Bentley's 6.75-liter V8. That, and about an acre of polished Burr oak.
The Bentley Mulsanne is one of the costliest Bentleys you can buy, a fast, refined car offering heritage and breeding in spades. Ordinary people are not supposed to be able to relate. We are ordinary. Is this worth $285,000?
When the Bentley Mulsanne debuted we were taken aback by its shocking visage. After seeing it in the flesh the car's actually quite handsome. Here it's handsomely driven by a handsomely dressed and handsomely paid actor through handsome Scotland.
Bentley's 6¾ liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine has been completely re-engineered for the upcoming $285,000 Mulsanne and is even built by hand at the luxury brand's Crewe, UK plant. Here's how.