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Bentley Flagship Mulsanne: The V8 build

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Apparently, we are going to be able to see the full production of the Bentley Flagship Mulsanne . Last month, they brought us a video illustrating how a Mulsanne gets its color and this month we get to see the luxury car get fitted for a new, powerful, and re-engineered 6¾ liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine. This engine has over 300 new or re-engineered parts created just for the Bentley Mulsanne engine including two new control systems: cam phasing and variable displacement. These two new systems allow for a reduction in fuel consumption (you save money!) and a reduction in CO2 emissions (go green!). The V8 engine can produce 505bhp with a torque of 1020Nm/752lb.-ft. at 1750rpm. The sprint from 0-60 can be made in 5.1 seconds. The complete engine build takes a total of 26 hours.

The video is three minutes and fifteen seconds long and you will feel every second tick by as the non-animated narrator explains the process. I would recommend watching this video without volume, but then you might not be able to follow what they are doing. It is a cool thing to witness if you can get over Mr. Personality’s lack of excitement while narrating the build of “the pinnacle of luxury British motoring that mixes hand-crafted refinement with engineering excellence”.

Hit the jump to watch the video.



7 comments:

The ultimate luxury machine. Its gorgeous. Even if I really like the Phantom,
I believe this one of the elegant looking car that I have seen. So, is this the replacement of Flying Spur?

As expected, virtually all of the specifications on the Mulsanne are supersized. The car comes equipped with 20 audio speakers, it takes 15 hours to hand-stitch the steering wheel, and optional wheels are 21 inches across.

The car will be put up for auction to benefit the Nathalie Todenhofer Foundation for multiple sclerosis and Best Buddies, an organization dedicated to improving the integration of the mentally disabled within society, said Bentley.

Nice video. Kinda amazing and pretty innovative. The more good news is the performance that it can give. Burn less gas, get more mileage and produce less carbon emissions. I really think that we need to decrease the activities and use of products with tons of carbon emission as the environment is not really liking it.

Bentley has never been about maximum horsepower, they are more about elegance than thrashing out speed bursts AMG style. Take a look at that torque figure and you´ll find effortless, sophisticated speed, albeit chauffeur driven speed.

Well, it’s not that sophisticated as it looks like. The ferrari is the most painstaking and sophisticated one because it shares the F1 technology to it and 80% of it’s price is for the tehcnology of F1.

So this is the process in making the bentley engine. Very sophisticated and different from other manufacturers.

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