2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed
Not much really needs to be said about Bentley motorcars; they pretty much speak for themselves. But we’ll do our due diligence with a QuickSpin in this 2016 Mulsanne Speed.
There’s a confined set of rivals in large luxury sedans at supercar prices, so Bentley saw fit to only tweak the normal Mulsanne’s already insanely opulent interior by adding a bit of carbon fiber trim.
The Speed moniker does add under the hood, where the 6 and three-quarters liter twin turbo V8 – yes, we’re using fractions, here – now spools up 25 more horsepower for 530, and a ridiculous 811 lb-ft of torque, 59 more, mostly through more aggressive tuning. Something that gets the Mulsanne Speed’s nearly 6,000 pounds up and moving fast.
GREG CARLOSS: “…I’ve got to say, overall, pushing this car around is not the task you would think it is …after driving it through Texas and pushing it on some wide, sweeping roads, there is a confidence that it gives you. And it’s something you don’t really be able to expect to push…something this big, and still feel confident.”
JOHN DAVIS: With a 0-60 a few ticks under 5 seconds, even if you’re not the fastest on the road, you’ll certainly out-class everyone else.
On sale now, this ticket to ride starts at around $335,000.
Engine: 6 3/4 liter
Price: Starts at around $335,000