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The new Bentley Mulsanne Speed - with 530bhp and 1,100Nm of torque - is touted to be the world's fastest ultra-luxury driving experience.

17 Sep 2014 | International News : U.K.

Bentley has just unveiled its new flagship - the new Mulsanne Speed with 530bhp and 1,100Nm of torque from a 6.75-litre twin-turbo V8. The lump propels the Mulsanne Speed from rest to century mark in just 4.9 seconds and continues to climb to a top speed of 305km/h.

The 21-inch wheels, available in painted, polished and dark tint with machined accent finishes, are individually machined from solid forged blanks, before being perfected by hand
The new engine is paired with a recalibrated gearbox designed to enhance the driving experience of the Mulsanne Speed. A new 'S' mode gives the driver even more control, and maintains the engine speed above 2,000rpm so that the turbochargers are always ready to deliver instantaneous performance.

The cylinder deactivation system, that runs the engine as a V4 during light load, has been retuned for smoother transitions between V8 and V4 for even greater refinement.

A dark tint finish is applied to the exterior stainless steel matrix grilles, in a process unique in the automotive industry, with the radiator grille, lower bumper grilles and wing vents all featuring this exquisite treatment.

The distinctive headlights of the Mulsanne show the same dark tint application, and at the rear of the car the taillights retain the 'floating ellipse' design, but are similarly finished with a dark tint for a striking appearance.

The cabin can be specified with a frosted glass bottle cooler and accompanying crystal champagne flutes - installed behind the rear armrest
Four new exterior paint colours are introduced for the Mulsanne and Mulsanne Speed - adding on to the vast palette of 25 shades. Naturally, a fully bespoke paint-matching service is available on request.

The cabin of the Mulsanne Speed is now offered with new stitch lines, that balances diamond quilted light-colour hide with darker, smooth hide.

On-board Wi-Fi is also available through a dedicated router. Other amenities include a 2,200 watt Naim for Bentley premium audio system complemented by 14-speakers and a Rear Seat Entertainment system containing two 8-inch screens and Bluetooth headphones.

The signature Mulsanne sedan has also been updated for model year 2015. The Mulsanne receives the same efficiency upgrade through new engine hardware, with its lump producing 505bhp, 1,020Nm rated engine. Changes have also been made to the gearbox calibration of the Mulsanne, focussing on smoother, relaxed gear changes that promote a comfortable and refined driving experience. New paint colours, hide and veneers options are also available across the Mulsanne family.

The Mulsanne Speed will be officially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on the 2nd of October, and will be available for customer delivery this winter.
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