According to a report from Autocar, Bentley’s Mulliner design division is working on a follow-up model to its newly revealed Bacalar – a roofless car that will be made in small numbers. This new car will feature a 2-door design, a fixed roof, and a total of 25 will be built. Expect something very similar to the EXP 100 GT that was shown off by the British company in 2019.
Andreas Mindt will be in charge of the car’s body, having designed the 1999 Hunaudieres to great success. The 22-year-old concept was never put into production, but it did play a part in Bugatti Veyron design.
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The design will reportedly offer a glimpse into the future of EV Bentley models which will slowly adapt to this new design trend. This includes the front fascia becoming far more aggressive than we’ve seen previously with more angles, a new grille, and slim and aggressive LED headlights. The rear will house sleeker taillights, and the coupe will wield more angular and muscled arches to enclose its wide tyres.
According to the same report, the car will produce around 650 horsepower and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque thanks to a twin-turbo 6.0-litre originally found in the Continental GT Speed where 62 mph comes in just 3.6 seconds and top speed sits at 208mph. The Mulliner will have similar performance figures.
Again, like the GT Speed, it will house 440mm carbon-ceramic brake rotors at the front, but will have stiffer suspension and chassis.
But while this sounds like a great deal – who can say no to another W12 from a company that does it right? – this Mulliner is said to be the last one to wield such a thing. The W12 will be stopping production “shortly after the launch of the next Mulliner car.”
Now, the price. Well, it wasn’t going to be cheap, was it? The base version will start at £1.5 million, and further variants will lift that price to £2 million. Add a host of other Bentley options, and you might as well just hand over your credit cards and pray. Because, yes, this will make it the most expensive Bentley ever sold from the factory.♦ Follow Grand Tour Nation on Google News