On the road, the new Mulsanne Speed combines an imposing appearance with the substance to support its style, its name resoundingly proclaiming a new pinnacle. This is the most dynamic, most exquisite expression of the powerful luxury for which Bentley stands.
The Mulsanne Speed benefits from a revised 6.75 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that has been designed to boost acceleration, power and torque. But its the numbers that matter: 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds (100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and a top speed of 190mph (305 km/h).
Yet the Mulsanne Speed is much more than just a powerhouse. It is a car for independent thinkers. For those with the unquenchable desire to take the wheel and change the world, there is no more accomplished combination of performance, luxury and style.
Beneath the bonnet of the Mulsanne Speed lies a newly re-engineered 6.75 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Designed to boost acceleration, power and torque, it can propel the Mulsanne Speed to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds (100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and on to a phenomenal top speed of 190mph (305 km/h).
Building on the effortless performance that has always characterised the Mulsanne, the Mulsanne Speed offers even greater control and driver confidence, with revised Sport settings for the throttle, suspension and steering.
But it is in the field of efficiency where, it could be argued, the Mulsanne Speed truly changes the game. With 13% efficiency improvements, it delivers 50 miles (80km) more range from the same sized engine and fuel tank.
Rifled stainless steel tailpipes lend dynamic detail to the famously sleek rear haunch. With a unique new 21" wheel design and the subtle addition of the Speed fender badge, the imposing look is complete.
The Bentley Mulsanne was designed to stop viewers in their tracks. But thanks to some striking new detail work, the Mulsanne Speed will see them rooted to the spot even longer.
The new Mulsanne Speed is much more than just a powerhouse, it is a car for those who prefer to take the wheel themselves. Its 6 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine generates 530 bhp / 395 kW / 537 PS) at 4,000 rpm and 1,100 Nm (811 lb.ft) of torque. The highest torque of any four-door luxury car, Speed delivers 5% more brake horsepower and 8% more torque than its Mulsanne sibling.
Mulsanne Speed combines outstanding driving dynamics with supreme refinement. It accelerates effortlessly from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds (0‑100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and reaches a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). Cutting-edge engine technology delivers competitive emissions for a car of this size (C02 of 342g/km) and (18.8mpg) fuel consumption figures.
The Mulsanne Speed offers four driver-selectable suspension settings, which combined with computer monitoring 50 times per second, ensure the perfect balance of ride and handling performance in any conditions. The driver-focused Sport suspension setting makes the most of the Speeds formidable power and acceleration. It stiffens the air suspension for improved body control and high-speed grip. It also adjusts the steering dynamics for a more sporting and engaging feel. The Bentley setting gives the optimum balance between comfort and performance. The Comfort setting provides the most refined and comfortable on-road drive imaginable. Whereas the Custom setting enables the driver to configure their own personal engine and chassis settings.