In pictures: Bentley's new $2 million convertible Mulliner Bacalar grand tourer
A roomy two-seater with a 650-bhp W12 engine, Bacalar is just the first of what will be a new portfolio of cars sprung from a nascent division at Bentley called Mulliner Coachbuilt. The exterior of the all-wheel-drive, eight-speed Bacalar is defined by its wide stance, clamshell rear, and Barchetta, or roofless, body.
Bentley Mulliner has revealed the all-new Bacalar. All image courtesy: Bentley
The rarest two-door Bentley of the modern era, and the ultimate expression of two-seat, open-air luxury, this definitive Grand Tourer spearheads a return to coachbuilding by Bentley Mulliner – the oldest coachbuilder in the world.
Just 12 examples of this striking, limited edition model are being created, guaranteeing rarity and exclusivity, and offering supreme luxury and breath-taking performance.
Bacalar looks to the future of bespoke luxury motoring - each model will be handcrafted in Bentley Mulliner’s workshop in Crewe, according to the individual customer’s personal tastes.
Instead of a traditional badge, Bentley designers went the extra mile to find a special way to identify the car.
Inside the luxurious cabin, Bentley craftspeople have created a cockpit like no other.
Pure in line and surface execution, the wraparound design flows from a steeply angled centre console into the dashboard, before sweeping into the door panels.
Unique leather strap door and seat releases, unique digital instrumentation and a unique key design enhance the luxurious cabin still further.
Three configurable windows are able to display the driver’s preferred functions, such as telephone, media and navigation.
The unique front and rear horizontal lights add the distinctive, dynamic character that was first seen on the EXP 100 GT.
They house bespoke, 22-inch tri-finish wheels with dramatic depth and contour on the road.
The rear clamshell and top deck of the Bacalar are crafted from lightweight aluminium, while the doors and wings are carbon fibre.