Bentley unveiled the new Mulsanne Speed, featuring a 530-horsepower
6.75-liter V8 engine, selectable sports suspension and steering on demand.
The reengineered powertrain propels the Mulsanne Speed to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). In modern Bentley tradition, the extra performance is matched by markedly improved efficiency; a 13 percent gain means a range extended by 50 miles (80 km).
New and contemporary styling features define the Mulsanne Speed as a statement in quintessential British luxury. On-board technology and connectivity are discreetly integrated beneath the finest materials, created with skilled craftsmanship and handcrafted details.
The Mulsanne Speed will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on Thursday 2nd October, and will be available for customer delivery this winter.
Mulsanne Speed's Exterior Design
The Mulsanne Speed reflects its performance with new and more assertive styling features that are marks of distinction for Bentley's pinnacle flagship.
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 treatment. The 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, especially at night.
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-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.
Twin rifled exhaust tailpipes are the finishing touch to the revised powertrain, while solid, polished stainless steel Speed badging adorns the front fender and door tread plate areas.
Four new exterior paint colors are introduced for the Mulsanne and Mulsanne Speed: Spectre, Candy Red, Carmel, Marlin.