Geneva Show 2012 Highlights: 2012 Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner

A sporting interpretation of the Bentley Mulsanne has been unveiled at the Geneva motor show today. The Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification features sports-tuned suspension and steering as well as a raft of bespoke design features that set it apart from other variants of Crewe’s flagship.

The Mulliner Driving Specification is angled towards Bentley drivers who want a Mulsanne with a sportier look, feel and character.

The car’s Drive Dynamics Control system, which allows the air suspension and steering systems to be tuned to a preferred driving style, now has a ‘Sport’ setting. Operated by the rotary switch mounted next to the gearshift selector, ‘Sport’ provides enhanced grip, body control and steering accuracy without compromising ride comfort.

The new variant of the four-door saloon also gets new 21-inch, light aluminium alloys with race derived titanium fasteners, bright-finished rims and 265/40 ZR21 tyres. The accelerator and brake pedals of the Mulliner Driving Specification are made from drilled alloy.

The cabin gets a driver-focused look and feel, including diamond quilted leather seats and door casings and tactile ‘knurled’ finishes to the major controls.

Exterior design touches unique to the car include sweeping wing vents made from cast, polished stainless steel that emulate Bentley’s ‘Flying B’ emblem and a black matrix grille.

There are no performance tweaks to the 505bhp, 6.75-litre V8 under the bonnet of the Mulsanne, which means it keeps the standard car’s claimed 0-60mph sprint time of 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 184mph.

Thanks to: Autocar

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