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.