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Introducing the sophisticated Bentley Mulsanne Speed

By The Editors
August 29, 2015 9:00 am

The best cars strike the perfect balance between weight and agility.

And no car manufacturer skirts that line as well as Bentley. Their new Mulsanne Speed is a behemoth of a sedan that packs a punch like a sports car — thanks to a 6.75-liter twin turbo-charged V8 engine — but tips the scales at a meaty 5,977 pounds.

You won’t find that kind of derrière in the garages of competitors (brother-in-English-arms Rolls Royce notwithstanding).

Drop the hammer and this beast revs up to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. Keep it on the floor a little longer and you’ll be topping out at 190. There aren’t many production-line vehicles sitting on 21” wheels that can claim that.

Inside, the handsomely appointed display weds classically-designed dials and gages with a tech-savvy digital console for your tunes and temperature.

In the kitchen: premium leather stitched in contrasting colors for raffish good looks. And because it’s a Bentley, there’s enough room to host a small convention — we’re talking 18 feet nose-to-tail and seven feet across.

With an MPG that averages around 14, this isn’t a ride that’s gonna win you any friends at the EPA.

No sir.

At $335k, this is the car for the man who rolls with F-You ducats.

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