A special occasion requires a special, occasion car. And in Los Angeles, there is no occasion more special (and stylish) than the Academy Awards. This year, we chose the $406,000 Bentley Mulsanne Speed—an upgraded, up-powered version of the venerable British brand’s range-topper—to roll LA's paparazzi-clotted streets.
When flitting about from Pasadena to the Pacific for A-list parties—often two or more in the same evening—one must guarantee that one’s vehicle is parked at the valet front of the valet queue. The Mulsanne Speed’s imposing, yet athletic presence assures this. Jamie Dornan was still searching for his Uber outside Ari Emmanuel’s house party as our chariot pulled up and ferried us away, leaving him a cloud of tire smoke that rendered him Fifty Shades of (Avaricious) Green.
And such ferrying it does. The Mulsanne has, and is everything: 6,000 pounds of power, proportion, and profligacy. Its pleasures are sybaritic, and fill up your senses. But we’ve done our best to capture them for you, virtually. Click through to learn about all of its most outstanding features.