Bentley is fond of describing their cars in terms of all their impressive numbers: 505 HP/725 lb-ft, top speed 184 MPH, two integrated-seat iPad holders and keyboards, and, my favorite one, the fact they use 18 or so entire cow hides for the interior. That got me thinking about other numbers they could be using.…
The LA Auto Show doesn't start until Wednesday, but Bentley is starting the party early with a surprise that wasn't their SUV but something more airy. Meet the Grand Convertible.
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.
It's been ten years since Bentley won at Le Mans with the Speed 8, and 90 since they first tried their luck, only to score fourth in 1923 as the only British contender and come back the next year for the win. Naturally, this calls for special edition Continentals and Mulsannes for North America.
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?
Our man in France J.F. Musial trudged out to the Mulsanne Straight in the wee hours of the morning just to snag this video of the cars running around the track at night. The sound. Oh Lord. The sound.
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.
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.
For a car that costs $285,000 it's a bit strange how many cues the Bentley Mulsanne shares with the 300C. The difference? The Chrysler's V8 doesn't produce 752 lb-ft of torque at 1800 RPM.
The most surprising thing about the Bentley Mulsanne, other than the look on its face, is the choice of motivation. Rather than a Volkswagen W12 it uses an updated version of the classic Rolls Royce 6¾-litre V8.
The biggest, baddest, meanest Porsche ever made turns 40 today. Happy birthday, Porsche 917.