9 Years agoNews
|First Test: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne|
|I was recently told, "The Germans build the best British luxury cars," by our editor-in-chief Angus MacKenzie, who's Australian. And you know what? It's hard to argue with him. Just check out BMW's take on Rolls-Royce: the awe-inspiring Phantom. Or this particular palace of sumptuous hedonism, the brand-new Bentley Mulsanne. The first proper Bentley since the 1930 8-Liter, the Mulsanne is rolling decadence, an automotive homage to Rule Britannia. The car's level of opulence and intemperance is borderline obscene. We totally love it.|
Still, try as they might -- and they try (each Mulsanne is made with skins from 17 bulls, and they all smell glorious, thanks to a pre-1955 leather-tanning process)...