1. Bentley Mulsanne Speed
Those looking to spend in the region of £250,000 on a luxury cruiser tend to be the sort of people who rush around the country attending business meeting after business meeting. Time is of the essence, which is presumably why Bentley has kitted out its brilliantly opulent Mulsanne model with a 6.75-litre V8 engine that now produces 530bhp. The lavish barge can accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds, which is made even more impressive by the fact it weighs in at nearly three tonnes. Inside, it can be specified with all the toys a multi-millionaire could dream of, including seat back DVD players, champagne fridges and folding walnut work stations. Bentley also claims that a new, smoother-shifting eight-speed gearbox has improved fuel economy.
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