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Bentley Mulsanne 2010


Mulsanne This super luxury saloon was named after a stretch of the Le Mans race circuit. The accomplished design mixed elements of Bentley’s 1950s S-type with today’s contemporary Continental GT style, with each of the sculptural front-wing shapes made possible using advanced aluminium superforming techniques. The engine was virtually an all-new, all-aluminium unit with 505bhp of power and 752 Ib-ft (1,019 Nm) of torque. The automatic transmission was an eight-speeder.

Engine6,750 cc, V8
Top speed184 mph (296 km/h)

Each Mulsanne takes 15 weeks to build: the body spot-welded and brazed by hand; 170 hours alone were devoted to the interior.

Bentley Bentayga 2015


Bentayga No luxury car marque could ignore the success of the Porsche Cayenne and the Range Rover, but Bentley reached a new pinnacle, creating an off-roader with sumptuous appointments and astonishing pulling power. The W12 engine offers 531 Ib-ft (720 Nm) of torque through its four-wheel-drive system, making it unstoppable on rough terrain. The enormous wheels measure 22 in (56 cm) in diameter. Bentley claims no other SUV had such a range of colours, leathers, and wood veneers for configuration to suit individual tastes.

Engine5,950 cc, W12
Top speed170 mph (274 km/h)

Bentley describe this as a “crossover vehicle”. It even includes a towbar, electrically deployed, for pulling a horsebox.


It is a quote. The Classic Car Book – The Definitive Visual History 2016

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