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Bentley Mulsanne: Test drive report

Bentley Mulsanne

Nice test drive report here of the new Bentley Mulsanne.

This new Mulsanne, however, needs to be described by its superlative numbers. For instance, its 6.75-liter twin-turbo V-8 produces 752 pound-feet of torque at 1500 rpm. With the exception of a few heavy-duty diesels, the only production car that offers more twist is the 16-cylinder, quad-turbo Veyron.

In fact, there’s so much low-down torque that our road test editor, Scott Mortara, kept insisting the Mulsanne is a diesel. For those who care, the torque-monster engine also produces 505 horsepower. Bentley’s latest and greatest flows off the line like a redwood caught in a flash-flood. There’s simply no stopping it. Well, that’s not true, because at 15.54 inches in diameter, the Mulsanne’s brakes are the largest production units in autodom, period.