Bentley's gorgeous and grand new flagship, the 2011 Mulsanne, is what Bentley sales/marketing chief Stuart McCullough calls a "pure expression of Bentley." What does "pure Bentley" mean? Well, it's hard to describe except to say that the whole of this splendid machine represents something rather greater than the sum of its parts. And that's saying something, considering what goes into its many exceptional parts. Here are but 10 extreme highlights of this transcendent new machine.
Excess #1: It's six yards long
Thanks to the short front overhang and tapered tail, the sleek Mulsanne does not look as big as it is. But it is big: at more than 18 feet long, the Mulsanne casts one of the longest shadows of any passenger car built today that isn't a limo or a trailer-totin' SUV.