*With the wind behind it. Official top speed now stands at 198mph – which is still very fast
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The Top Gear car review:Bentley Mulsanne
For:About a car as luxurious as money can buy
Against:That luxury doesn't come cheap and, let's be honest, it's no looker
What is it?
Bentley’s flagship is not a huge seller, so this is a rare beast. That’s relatively speaking – a £230,000 saloon is never going to sell in numbers as great as the VW Golf. Except, perhaps in China, where Bentley can’t feed its growing dealership network quickly enough. The Mulsanne’s new, too, introduced in 2010, which in Bentley timescales is extremely young. It’s imposing as a Bentley saloon should be, but it’s not conventionally pretty.