Entering above the already impressive 377kW/1020Nm ‘regular’ Mulsanne, the new Speed model turns outputs up to 395kW and a mean 1100Nm of torque.
Power is drawn from the same 6.75 litre twin-turbo V8 utilised in the existing model, with power again sent to the rear wheels through an eight-speed auto.
The new figures give it a 0-100km/h time of 4.9 seconds, delivering valuable kudos points when compared to the 5.3 second run of the existing model.
The new Mulsanne Speed’s acceleration figures are simply astonishing when measured against its 2685 kerb weight.
Away from the big V8, the Speed’s other features include a new S mode to keep engine revs up and boost on, while a new Sport function stiffens the air suspension and adjusts steering for spirited driving.
Other tweaks include 21-inch wheels with a new directional-spoke design, along with Speed badging to the exterior. No extravagant body-kit changes here.
Watch for local news of the new Speed model to surface in the months ahead.
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