The only way to truly test a car like the £220,000 Bentley Mulsanne is to tackle some serious miles in it so we decided a cross-country blast would be the only appropriate road test.
Starting out at the Bentley Drivers club in Banbury, Oxfordshire, and finishing up at a car show in the small French town of Mulsanne.
We were accompanied by one of the brand's true icons, the classic thirties 8.0-litre owned by W.O. Bentley himself, so how does the new car fit into Bentley's illustrious heritage?
It took a few hundred miles for presenter Mat Watson to find out...