The 2015 Mulsanne Speed is a luxury sedan out of this world. Intoxicated with the speed germ, results unbelievable the final product. Bentley just developed one of those cases where high-performance joins extreme opulence.
For those with wide budgets and lavish tastes, the infinite hours meditating about what car buy between a Lamborghini Aventador and a Rolls-Royce Phantom are over. The 2015 Mulsanne Speed offers fury on the road and luxury, all mixed up.
Let’s see some of its main specs and features.
Powerful, Colossal Engine
The 2015 Mulsanne Speed isn’t an amateur. This “sedan” packs an intercooled twin-turbo 16-valve 6.75 L V8 with aluminum block and heads, capable of producing 530 hp at 4200 RPM and a maximum torque of 811 lb-ft at 1750 RPM. Bentley’s massive engine allows the Mulsanne Speed to go from standstill to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h)
This is possible through an 8-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode, focused on racing-like experiences. This gearbox offers an “S” mode. This mode maintains the motor speed above the 2000 RPM mark. The enhanced transmission makes smoother, faster shifts, having a huge impact on performance.
You could think that 4.9 seconds is too much. Before thinking that, you must know that the 2015 Mulsanne Speed has a curb weight of 6000 lb (7055 kg).
This way, you could notice that we aren’t talking about a sports car exactly. It is more like a hardcore, racing limousine. Full of extravaganza and opulence, wherever you look at it.
At the exterior, the 2015 Mulsanne Speed preserve the Bentley’s essence, as expected. Its big dimensions give it a distinctive form and appearance. With 18.3 ft of length, no one can doubt of its massive body, which represents opulence and wealth.
The “Speed” logo is often found while other body features can quickly difference this model from other Bentley’s machines. It features both mesh grilles and rear and rear lights tinted with a dark finish, twin rifled exhaust outlets and exclusive 21-inch aluminum wheels.
The Mulsanne Speed’s vast and colossal doors are a sign of lavishness and fortune. When they are open, the extremely luxurious interior is shown. Fine leathers and wood are commonly used to adorn and decorate the interior elements. Extraordinary attention was paid to little but important details. The everyday-use elements inside the cockpit were designed with great taste.
The 12-way driver’s and passenger’s seats onboard of the Mulsanne Speed provides a unique experience of comfort. The Mulliner Driving Specification even brings alloy sports pedals, diamond quilting, and indented leather headliner.
Also, the folding rear armrest/console offers several controls to limit the need of moving your body, which is something proper from rich people, I think. The console even has a 12V socket, intended to charge your gadget.
There are a vast amount of features offered by the 2015 Mulsanne Speed, mainly focused at improving luxury and performance. In fact, Bentley decided to offer as optional extras a lot more of fancy features, only available to the extremely wealthy.
The Bottom Line
The 2015 Mulsanne Speed is an extreme example of the cars designed to the wealthy. This Bentley is one of the few cases where considerable performance joins with maximum leisure and richness.
With an estimated price tag of US$303.700, the Mulsanne Speed represents a very exciting improvement from its base model. But, if you want to know about possible rivals, there is the most recent Rolls-Royce Ghost, with an estimated base price of US$295.850.