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Friday, February 26, 2016

2017 Mulsanne Facelift

I do like this new Mulsanne facelift which is to be unveiled at this year's Geneva show.

Bentley is the largest producer of twelve cylinder engines but their flagship model still uses the old 6.75 V8 'lump' (my words there) dating in original form from 1959. 

Basically the same engine as my "Old Thing" a Bentley T has....
"as evidenced by its cam-in-block overhead-valve design, it's been fully modernized with electronic controls and twin turbochargers. The result is 505 horsepower and 752 pound-feet of torque (or 530 hp and 811 lb-ft in the Speed), routed through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels." - Autoblog.
Some things live on forever.
'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'.
0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 184 mph. The 'Speed' version is even quicker : 4.8 seconds and 190mph....
In a 6,000 pound car!
Mine won't do that.

I like this car....

In 'Autoblog's words, the re positioned headlamps in a horizontal axis with the grille 'eliminate the droopiness' in the current car. 

Ok....I wouldn't quite have said that myself but do see what they mean.

Oh, and that great vertical grille. 

It's been fitted from the Derby Bentleys of the late 'thirties, until the late 'eighties and even on some special Arnage limousines of the 2000s.

I will continue to play the lottery.

(Posted by David Irvine)


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