Bentley has announced that after more than a decade of production, the production of the hyper luxurious Mulsanne car is coming to an end. With the demise of the Mulsanne, the Bentley Flying Spur is now the flagship model for the automaker. Since the Mulsanne entered production, Bentley has built more than 7300 examples.
Every one of that number was handcrafted by Bentley in Crewe, Cheshire. While Bentley wanted to celebrate to end the Mulsanne, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented that. The images seen here are of the penultimate version of the car, a Mulsanne Speed ‘6.75 Edition by Mulliner’ that is finished in Rose Gold over Tungsten paint.
Bentley does note that there is a single extremely special and final Mulsanne to be produced behind the penultimate car seen in the images that will be sent to a customer in the United States. Bentley says that the final home for that very last car is a closely guarded secret. The Mulsanne launched in 2009 at Pebble Beach and was from the ground up at Bentley’s home in Crewe.
The first updates to the model came in 2012 with the introduction of the Mulliner Driving Specification that featured new design features and unique 21-inch wheels. Inside that car received a diamond-quilted leather-trimmed cabin and a sunroof.
In 2017 the Mulsanne Speed was introduced, focusing on an upgraded version of the V-8 engine that made 530 hp and 811 pound-feet of torque. In 2016 Bentley unveiled a new Mulsanne family in Geneva with numerous updates to increase luxury offered by the vehicle. Bentley developed a third version of the Mulsanne, focusing on the rear seat occupant called the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase. Bentley notes that the 6.75 Edition by Mulliner gets its name from the displacement of the V-8 engine, which went out of production this year after more than six decades. Only 30 6.75 Edition cars will be made.
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If the V badge means anything in a Caddy, you can think of it as Popeye after devouring a can of spinach. The Escalade-V has a 6.2-liter supercharged gas-fed V8 engine derived from the hardcore CT5-V Blackwing. However, Cadillac engineers gave the mill a more substantial 2.65-liter R2650 TVS supercharger with four-lobe rotors capable of spinning to a heady 13,500 rpm. Pumping out up to 10 pounds of boost accessible with a heavy right foot, the Escalade-V offers 682 horsepower and 653 lb-ft of torque, making it the world’s most powerful full-size luxury SUV. In addition, the blown V8 churns out maximum torque from 4,400 rpm, which means you get ultimate shove without burying the go-pedal, a trait that most luxury car or SUV buyers love.
Sure, the Escalade is an opulent (albeit pricey) family SUV, but the V badge and magnificent supercharged V8 have given it a renewed vigor. According to Cadillac, the Escalade-V could sprint from zero to 60 mph in under 4.4 seconds. It could also breach the quarter-mile run in 12.74 seconds at 110 mph. For context, the Escalade-V has more power than a Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 and is faster than a RAM TRX at the dragstrip. Who says you can’t have fun in a three-row luxury SUV?
Today’s Wordle Answer #382 – July 6, 2022 Solution And Hints
The answer to Wordle’s July 6, 2022, edition is the word fluff. When it comes to an etymological analysis, there isn’t much meat to the puzzle here. A close predecessor is the word floow (also spelled as flue), which refers to a wooly substance. There’s a Flemish term called vluwe and a French word velu meaning hairy or shaggy that are said to be earlier variants of the word. Some say that the world fluff is an imitative modification of the word floow, which describes the act of puffing a light substance. Another theory is that fluff came out from the merger of flue and puff.
There’s also a movie that was released in 2020 by the name “Fluff,” but you haven’t likely seen it unless names like John Pallotta, Wesley Green, Brian Anthony Wilson, and Gina Martino ring a bell. Fluff sandwich is also a delicacy in the New England region; it gets its name from the light filling that is predominantly marshmallow with jelly or peanut butter, and is colloquially referred to as the fluffernutter.
Samsung’s Foldable Phones Could Get Much Cheaper In The Near Future
During the restructuring of its smartphone branding scheme, Samsung adopted the A letter for its mid-range phones, reserving M for entry-level devices (spoiler: the three phone families now spell S, A, M). The Galaxy A series usually has some resemblance to flagship Galaxy S phones, particularly in design, but often skimps out on other hardware components like the processor, memory, and cameras. According to an insider source (via ETnews), Samsung will be using the same tactic to bring down its foldable prices to a more agreeable level.
The report doesn’t say which corners will allegedly be cut to reach that lower price point, though it does mention only having core functions installed. If there is one thing that Samsung can’t skimp on, however, it is the durability of the foldable phone and the materials it will use. If a cheap foldable phone with an already fragile display is easily damaged, it will only serve to scare potential buyers away rather than increase confidence in the product line.
Samsung will reportedly target a price of 1 million KRW, which is roughly $770 USD and therefore considerably cheaper than even the Galaxy Z Flip 3 model’s price tag. This won’t be happening anytime soon, though, as the pieces are unlikely to fall into place until 2024 — presumably when foldable displays themselves have become less expensive to make. Samsung’s timeline might also be influenced by Apple’s foldable plans, as the Korean company will most likely want to have its brand well-established in that market before the first foldable iPhone or iPad launch.
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