Video of the Day: Head 2 Head for the 1 Percent- Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG vs. Bentley Mulsanne
What better way to transport your Venti from Starbucks, various Egyptian cotton suits with a thread count in the neighborhood of 750, and your evil white cat better than in a Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG or a Bentley Mulsanne? Sister publication Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman set to find out that answer in the latest installment of Head 2 Head which pits the Bentley Mulsanne against the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG. Both cars will transport you from your home on the Malibu beach cliffs to the winery (with a few stops at Starbucks along the way, of course) with levels of comfort not seen in the majority of vehicles on the road today. Rightfully so though: as the Mulsanne stands, it'll set you back a cool $345,000 thanks to a $33,000 option. We're not going to ruin the video for you so you'll have to watch to see just what that option is. As for the S65 AMG, it's not slouch either as it checks in at $230,000 and offers similar amenities to the Bentley. Even with the drastic discrepancy in price, the S65 AMG has the Mulsanne beat when it comes to horsepower, courtesy of its twin-turbo V-12 engine. However, when you're playing with vehicles that cost more than many homes, what's the point? As Lieberman states, it's not easy to find competition for the Mulsanne as its closest competitor, the Rolls Royce Phantom, wasn't ready to play in the sand box this time around for whatever reason. As Lieberman says, Rolls was apparently scared to join in on this round. So, luckily for you, Mercedes offered up one of its priciest models with the S65 AMG and what comes next is anyone's guess. As we've said before, we're not going to ruin the video by telling you who wins, it is a competition. Although, when you're playing with cars that cost more than the average person will ever be able to afford, does it really matter who wins? Check out the latest installment of Head 2 Head below and be sure to check back every other Wednesday for a new rendition. Be sure to subscribe to Motor Trend's YouTube channel if you haven't already, too. Source: YouTube
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