Report: Bentley Mulsanne stretches out thanks to ArmorTech Motors

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2011 Bentley Mulsanne ArmorTech

2011 ArmorTech Bentley Mulsanne – Click above for high-res image gallery

The 2011 Bentley Mulsanne is officially ready for use by warlords and dictators the world over. Thanks to the work of ArmorTech Motors, the world’s tyrants can safely roll over crowds of protesters and the odd land mine swaddled in the comfort of Connolly leather and a high-def entertainment system.

ArmorTech will stretch your Mulsanne a minimum of 20 inches, and refinish the interior with all the bespoke touches your heart desires, including a top-shelf entertainment system and passenger compartment divider wall. If a 20-inch stretch won’t cut it, ArmorTech will be happy to stretch the big Bentley a mind-boggling 45 inches.

Armor plating is an optional extra, so if you don’t expect to encounter a hail of bullets any time soon, you can opt not to have the extra poundage tacked on. In any case, with the appropriate application of funds, you can distance yourself even further from the Great Unwashed – and those who opted for the plebeian standard Mulsanne.

Bentley Mulsanne stretches out thanks to ArmorTech Motors originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 01 Jun 2011 18:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mulsanne-based Bentley Turbo R to return?

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Europe, Bentley, Rumormill, Luxury

2011 Bentley Mulsanne

2011 Bentley Mulsanne – Click above for high-res image gallery

According to Auto Express, Bentley may be working on a new version of its legendary Turbo R coupe. Word is that the new Turbo R would be a luxury super coupe based on the Mulsanne, packing close to 600 horsepower from a tuned version of the sedan’s twin-turbo 6.75-liter V8.

If Bentley builds the car, we could see it as early as 2013, possibly designed very similar to what you’d imagine a two-door Mulsanne would look like. Bentley is still mum on whether the car will be built, but if it is, it could serve as a fitting replacement for the aging Brooklands.

At this point, the Turbo R is still purely theoretical; with no confirmation about its existence, it’s hard to say for sure when it will debut or what it will actually look like. Look for more updates as they arrive.

Gallery: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne: Review

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[Source: Auto Express]

Mulsanne-based Bentley Turbo R to return? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 12 Apr 2011 17:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Review: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne

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A Century Of Automotive Passion Delivers A New Flagship Sedan

2011 Bentley Mulsanne

2011 Bentley Mulsanne – Click above for high-res image gallery

Do not press the start button. Take a deep breath. Savor the craftsmanship. Take it all in.

Begin by examining the four brightly-polished organ-stop vent plungers. The stainless steel knobs situated high on the dashboard are easy to miss at a cursory glance. However, each is tasked with the important role of shutting down airflow from one of the bulls-eye air vents. Decades ago, the smooth metal rods would have been connected directly to the mechanical flapper. Today, with the physical connection severed by technology, a series of electronic micro switches sends orders to digital servos that handle the job. Understanding the tactile significance of that age-old mechanical movement, Bentley engineers painstakingly replicated the gratifying feedback of a precisely polished steel rod sliding over smooth felt to pull a soft leather damper closed. Their accomplishment is all but flawless.

Tasked with building an all-new flagship that captures the essence of the Bentley marque – incomparable coach-built luxury and a passion for power and speed – the engineers and designers in Crewe left nothing to chance. The result is the 2011 Bentley Mulsanne.
Now… press the start button.

Gallery: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne: Review

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Review: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 20 Jan 2011 11:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Video: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne rolls into Jay Leno’s Garage

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Jay Leno and the Bentley Mulsanne

Jay Leno examines the Bentley Mulsanne – Click above to watch video after the jump

Do you have a “Bentley Section” in your garage? You probably have an “Oil Stain Wing” and possibly a “Random Pile of Parts Vestibule” but we’re willing to bet the majority of you don’t have a whole portion of your garage dedicated to one specific marque. Among many things, that’s what separates Jay Leno from the rest of us peons and he’s also utilizing his Bentley Section to play host to a new member from the First Family of Crewe: the 2011 Bentley Mulsanne.

Leno looks the luxosedan over in the confines of his Big Dog Garage before hitting the surrounding Southern California streets, and the video is waiting for you just past the jump.

[Source: Jay Leno’s Garage]

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Video: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne rolls into Jay Leno’s Garage originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 27 Dec 2010 19:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Video: MT compares the Bentley Mulsanne to… the Hyundai Equus?!

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Motor Trend compares the Bentley Mulsanne to the Hyundai Equus

Bentley Mulsane versus… Hyundai Equus? – Click above to watch video after the jump

With the launch of the all-new Equus, Hyundai has taken another step towards the deep end of the luxury car segment. However, Bentley has a touch more experience in this arena and its new Mulsanne is decadence on wheels. The two companies sit on opposite ends of the automotive spectrum, but Motor Trend seems to think they warrant a comparison. We suspect Bentley will not be pleased…

Two of MT’s scribes hop into the back of both the Equus and the Mulsanne for a chat about the two luxury sedans, and one of them is none other than Autoblog alum Jonny Lieberman, decked out in his fancy new buff-book duds (the other is MT stalwart Ed Loh). Both vehicles pack a fair amount of amenities, but the difference between $70,000 and $330,000 (with $42k in options) is patently obvious. Just check out the cupholders. So, grab some pâté and a jar of Grey Poupon and check out the video after the jump.

Gallery: 2011 Hyundai Equus: First Drive

Gallery: First Drive: 2011 Bentley Mulsanne

Gallery photos by Damon Lavrinc and Chris Paukert / Copyright (C)2010 AOL

[Source: Motor Trend]

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Video: MT compares the Bentley Mulsanne to… the Hyundai Equus?! originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 06 Oct 2010 14:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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