When you talk about Bentleys, the ‘Speed’ suffix brings to mind a car with a name that is also found on Royal Enfield’s flagship motorcycle. That’s a superfast, two-door, four-seater GT car that we are talking about, and even its four-door version, the Flying Spur, despite not carrying the ‘Speed’ badge, does not forget to carry the same 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine that produces 616 bhp.

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However, the erstwhile Arnage never saw a go-faster version and even the new Mulsanne was wafting along in its treadmarks – until now! Bentley has introduced the Mulsanne Speed with 530bhp (25 more than the ‘regular’ Mulsanne) and 1098 Nm of torque.

Yes, you read that right; it’s not a typo, and that is the highest torque figure in the world for a production four-door sedan! Only the Veyrons, Hennesseys, and SSCs of the planet make more than that. To give you a better perspective, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat makes ‘only’ 881 Nm…

Naturally, that kind of pulling power makes the Mulsanne Speed good for a sub 5-second dash to 100 km/h while the top-end is now 306 km/h. The eight-speed automatic has been tweaked too and now features an S mode that keeps the crank spinning above 2,000 rpm and the turbos primed in case you feel like embarrassing sports cars… The air suspension has been retuned as well and this car rides on 21-inch wheels.

The Mulsanne Speed is already listed on Bentley’s website but the car will make its global debut in metal at the upcoming Paris Motor Show next month with the deliveries starting before Christmas. Yes, I do believe in Santa Claus…

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