Video: 200mph in a Bentley


Hitting 200mph would be a landmark event for many of us. For Wing Cdr Andy Green it’s a potter to the shops.

This is the man who’s driven the fastest out of anyone in the world – 763mph, to be precise, a record that was set back in 1997, and that still stands 15 years later.

And if Green has his way, he’ll be the one to break that record by topping 1,000mph in the Bloodhound SSC.


Which is why taking a standard Bentley Mulsanne to 200mph on the Bonneville Salt Flat was probably a bit of an anti-climax for him. Nevertheless this new video still makes for great viewing.

Firstly, there’s the car itself: the new Mulsanne is a handsome beast, and shot here against the white flatness of the salt, with the sun glinting off its flanks, it looks good, if a tad out-of-place.

Then there’s the content: between remarking, entirely unprompted of course, about how magnificent this new Bentley is, Green shares his thoughts on the future of speed, including the land speed record itself.

Watch and enjoy!

 

 

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  • MonkeySpanker 30 Nov 2012

    In a previous life/job I had the pleasure of test driving some MPW prepped cars for a Saudi prince. One of them was a twin turbo'd old style Conti R convertible on open exhausts & no cats smile The noise was orgasmic

  • 300bhp/ton 29 Nov 2012

    jas xjr said:
    handsome ?
    Yep. Brilliant looking car IMO and the red really suits it too.

  • Greg_D 29 Nov 2012

    gck303 said:
    Did you see the fuel consumption at 190mph?

    5 mpg!!!

    That means it would empty the 25 gallon, or so, tank in about 45 minutes.

    Bonkers.
    just about any mildly quick car will achieve that sort of consumption on track, i was expecting worse, tbh.
    i have a 120hp mx5 that does 8 and a 250hp one that does about 6

  • gck303 28 Nov 2012

    Did you see the fuel consumption at 190mph?

    5 mpg!!!

    That means it would empty the 25 gallon, or so, tank in about 45 minutes.

    Bonkers.

  • Balmoral 28 Nov 2012

    gary71 said:
    scotty_917 said:
    Interesting infommercial...

    Lovely car, just a shame it's a VW Phaeton / Audi A7, in prettier clothes!
    No it isn't. It is a bespoke platform, body and engine designed, engineered and built in Crewe.
    Indeed, it's all Crewe, no shared platform D1 content at all. Although it's all new, it has more in common with an old Shadow or a Turbo R than a Phaeton.

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