The British ultra-luxury automaker Bentley has unveiled an all new sporty version of its flagship Mulsanne which is being christened as 'Mulsanne Speed'. It is being touted as "The fastest ultra-luxury driving experience in the world”, by the company. It is immensely powerful and offers pinnacle of luxury and performance. It would be making its first public appearance at the 2014 Paris Motor Show on October 2, 2014 and would be delivered to customers by the end of this year.
The Mulsanne Speed introduces Bentley’s first ever directional style wheel, with a design that is handed for the right or left side of the car. The 21" wheels, available in painted, polished and dark tint with machined accent finishes, are individually machined from solid forged blanks, before being perfected by hand. It has been introduced with four new exterior paint colors - Spectre, Candy Red, Camel, and Marlin. Although, the standard paint range features 25 colors while the optional range going beyond even 100 shades. Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, Wolfgang Dürheimer, commented on the same, “The new Mulsanne Speed is the car that defines Bentley, as a flagship for driving luxury performance. Our customers don’t compromise, and we’ve adopted the same approach in the design, engineering and crafting of our new flagship. The Mulsanne Speed is distinguished, calm and relaxing, but always with a connection to the road and relentless dynamic performance on demand. In this car, every journey becomes a drive.”
Inside the cabin, the ultra-luxury saloon has diamond quilted hide door panels and seats, indented hide headlining, embroidered Bentley emblems to all seats, coined finish to interior door handles, knurling to the sports gear lever and “organ stop” ventilation controls, and drilled alloy sports foot pedals. furthermore, there is a 60 GB on-board hard drive for storing music and films in accordance with a Wi-Fi system. A 2,200 watt Naim for Bentley premium audio system expands on the standard 14-speaker system and offers the best in-car sound experience in the world. Entertainment on-the-move can be provided through the Rear Seat Entertainment system, including two 8” screens and Bluetooth headphones.
Under the hood, it has a 6.75L twin-turbo V8 engine which generates a whooping power of 530 bhp and peak torque of 1100Nm. In addition, there is selectable sports suspension and steering on demand as well. It propels this saloon to touch the 100kmph mark from standstill in just 4.9 seconds while clocking a top speed of 305kmph. The Bentley Mulsanne comes with improved fuel efficiency by 13% due to the Cylinder deactivation feature which shuts down the 4 cylinders during partial runs and light loads.