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Blacked-out Bamford X Bentley Mulsanne Speed is truly impressive

Having a blacked-out Bentley Mulsanne Speed is already menacing by itself but by naming it as the Bamford X, it became all the more imposing. This model was made by the brand’s very own bespoke department Mulliner, and was developed specifically for JCB heir and watch customizer George Bamford.

In terms of dimensions alone, the Bamford X is showing that it is not something you play around with. Overall length stands at 5,575 mm (219.5 in.) with total width of 1,926 mm (75.8 in.) and height at 1,521 mm (59.9 in.).

Looking at the exterior, the Bamford X follows a black-on-black theme, which is the signature of many of the Bamford Watch Department’s customized timepieces. For the bodywork, the brand made sure to give it that Beluga black finish. Much like the color scheme, this color is similar to what Bamford gets during the different processes like Graphite Particle Coating and Military Grade Titanium Coating.

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Bentley launches Mulsanne Speed Blue Train to commemorate 1930 legend

To commemorate the Bentley Speed Six’s conquest of the “Blue Train” in 1930, Bentley Motors is releasing a Mulliner Limited Edition -- the Mulsanne Speed ‘Blue Train.’ This limited edition will have its debut at the Techno-Classica show in Essen, Germany.

According to Richard Charlesworth, Head of the Bentley Heritage Collection, the Blue Train, as one of the most famous and celebrated cars in the world, “perfectly embodies” the Bentleys’ racing spirit. The 1930 Blue Train race was won by three-time Le Mans conqueror Woolf Barnato, thereby capturing the public’s imagination and sparking the legend of the Bentley Boys.

He etched the Speed Six into automotive history by whacking the Calais-Mediterranée Express. Bentley’s bespoke coach building division, Mulliner, is hand-crafting just four examples of the Mulsanne Speed ‘Blue Train’ – making the commemoration much more special.

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2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed says bonjour at the 2014 Paris Motor Show [Live Photos]

Bentley brought the most powerful version of its flagship sedan, the Mulsanne Speed at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The new vehicle arrived powered by the 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 537 hp (395 kW) and 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft) of torque. For those who don’t know, the 2015 Mulsanne Speed hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds), while top speed is 190 mph or 305 km/h.

Thanks to the recalibrated gearbox optimized for the higher wave of torque, the new Mulsanne Speed shows improved fuel efficiency and according to Bentley its range is extended by 50 miles or 80 km.

In addition, the gearbox offers a new ‘S’ mode, which gives the driver more control and maintains engine speed above 2,000 rpm. Meanwhile, CO2 emissions dropped 13 percent to 342 g/km.

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2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed introduced prior to Paris Motor Show

We first talked about the 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed back in July but today, the British manufacturer unveiled its new flagship and announced that we will see it next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The new model uses the 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 537 hp (395 kW) and 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft) of torque.

As a result, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds (0-60 mph) in 4.8 seconds, while top speed is 190 mph or 305 km/h. Despite the impressive performances, the new Mulsanne Speed shows also improved efficiency which translates into a range extended by 50 miles or 80 km/h. The model is more fuel efficient thanks to a recalibrated gearbox that was optimized for the higher wave of torque.

The gearbox offers a new ‘S’ mode that gives the driver more control and maintains engine speed above 2,000 rpm. CO2 emissions also dropped by 13 percent to 342 g/km. Due to the power increase, a more driver-focused Sport suspension mode is included, while the Bentley and Comfort suspension models offer a comfort-focused and fully compliant chassis setup.

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Earlier this month we told you that Bentley will unveil a high-performance version of the Mulsanne in October, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Same sources confirmed today that the high-performance version of the flagship sedan will get the Speed badge, just like Continental GT models.

The upcoming Bentley Mulsanne Speed will keep its 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that will be boosted from 505 bhp to 550 bhp.

As a result, the new vehicle will be capable to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 5 seconds, while top speed will be around 200 mph or 320 km/h. Due to the power increase, Bentley will update the steering and chassis.

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For the 2015MY, Bentley updated its flagship Grand Tourer, the Continental GT Speed and promises that it will make its world debut in March, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Under the hood, there is the iconic 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine that now develops 635 hp (467 kW) and an impressive 820 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque.

With these numbers, the coupe has a top speed of 206 mph or 331 km/h, while the convertible can reach 203 mph or 327 km/h. Regarding the design, the 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed has a more distinctive visual presence. As a result, it comes with a sharp front spoiler, discrete side skirts and an elegant air diffuser that are finished in the same exterior paint colour for the first time.

The design is completed by the dark tint finish seen on the 21-inch Speed wheel design, headlamps and taillights. Behind the 21-inch wheels we find the red-painted brake calipers. Moreover, the vehicle features the ‘Speed’ badge on the front fenders that looks marvelous on the brand new Candy Red paint colour available only on the Speed models.

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Bentley put the drivetrain from the Continental GT Speed into the Convertible, creating what it has proclaimed as the fastest four-seat drop-top in the world. Bentley estimates that this car has a top speed of 202mph, which makes it 3mph slower than the GT Speed coupé but makes it faster than the old Bentley Speed Convertible by 7mph.

The car is equipped with the twin turbo 6.0-litre W12, enabling the car to have an output of 616bhp and 590lb ft. As a result, the car can accelerate from zero to 60mph in 4.1 seconds. The torque is available from 2000rpm and persists until 5000rpm. It can reach 100mph in 9.7sec. When the engine is used in the Convertible, the fuel economy improves by 15% to return 19mpg. Just like the Speed GT, the suspension was lowered by 10mm compared to the regular GT.

This is due to its stiffer bushes, upgraded anti-roll bars and modified air springs and dampers. The steering was reworked to offer better feedback. The convertible’s increase in top speed wasn’t the result of many improvements in aerodynamics in order to boost downforce. According to Bentley, a soft lip on the bootlid is sufficient for maintaining the car on the road.

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Bentley has divulged the full technical specifications of its new Continental GT Speed -- the fastest road-car that the carmaker has ever produced. The announcement comes a week before the Continental GT Speed makes its official international show debut at the Moscow Motor Show on August 29, 2012.

The all-wheel drive performance flagship is powered by Bentley’s iconic 6-litre twin-turbo W12 engine, providing up to 625 PS (616 bhp) of output at 6000 rev/min and 800 Nm (590 lb.ft) of torque from 2000 to 5000 rev/min (up 100 Nm). This amount of power allows the Continental GT Speed to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds and cruise from zero to 100 mph (160 km/h in just 9.0 seconds, until the performance flagship reaches a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).

Power is distributed to all four wheels through a new ZF eight-speed close-ratio automatic transmission and is handled by a state-of-the-art engine management software. To match Continental GT Speed’s outstanding performance, Bentley underpinned the vehicle in an enhanced chassis with upgraded springs, anti-roll bars and bushes. Bentley also lowered the ride height of the Continental GT Speed by 10mm in the front and in the rear. The carmaker also retuned the car’s electronically controlled damping and steering systems.

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