The Bentley Mulsanne Speed is an impressive automobile. With a price tag just shy of $400,000, including options, this shouldn’t really be a surprise to anyone. After all, this is Bentley’s flagship model.
Recently, Business Insider spent a weekend with the Mulsanne Speed. Behind the wheel — a position normally inhabited by a chauffeur — we found the Mulsanne to be a harmonious blend of luxury yacht, English cottage, and Germanic muscle car.
Powered by colossal 530-horsepower, 6.75-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, the Mulsanne Speed is perfectly capable of spirited driving and can reportedly hit a top speed of 190 mph. With a dump-truck-like 811 ft-lbs of torque on tap, the 18-foot-long British limo takes just 4.8 seconds to get its 6,00o lbs. of mass to 60 mph.
However, no matter how sporty Bentley try to make the Mulsanne, it will never be as athletic as its little brother Flying Spur which we tested last year.
But the Mulsanne Speed is still most happy when it’s ferrying around well-heeled passengers. The place to be is seated between the Bentley’s vault-like rear doors, which close with a very satisfying thud.
And boy! What a rear cabin it is! And it costs — $43,300, fully equipped. In fact, on its own, the Mulsanne Speed’s back seat is pricier than dozens of brand-new, rather hot cars on the market today.
So we put together a list of 25 cars that are actually cheaper than the Bentley Mulsanne Speed’s rear cabin.