New Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification

The behemoth that is the Bentley Mulsanne isn't exactly the most obvious choice for a performance car, but that isn't about to stop the British luxury brand from unveiling a sporting variant called the Mulliner Driving Specification at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.

Featuring unique 21-inch alloy wheels, 'Flying B' wing vents and a Sport setting for the suspension for the first time, the Mulliner Driving Specification is certainly going to make an impression - even if it doesn't get any upgrades in the raw power department.

The new Sport aspect of the chassis comes into play as a new setting for the Mulsanne's Drive Dynamics Control system. Operated via a rotary knob positioned next to the gear lever, the Sport setting makes changes to the adaptive systems under the big Bentley's skin to deliver a more focused drive.

To be specific, Bentley says it provides "enhanced grip, body control and steering accuracy without compromising ride comfort" - which will be some trick if it can pull it off. After all, the Mulsanne weighs no less than 2.6 tonnes.

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