Designed by Mulliner, the oldest carriage manufacturer in the world.
The one percent who are not completely satisfied with the Bentley Continental GT Convertible cannot wait to see the new Bacalar designed by the world’s oldest carriage manufacturer, Mulliner. That said, wealthy people should know that the 12 cars planned for production have already been talked about, although the car costs £ 1.5 million (about $ 1.91 million ).
Billed as the “rarest two-door Bentley of the modern era,” the new Bacalar is literally a roofless car with just two seats instead of the four-seat cockpit of the continental GTC. The fairly polarizing exterior design incorporates last year’s eccentric EXP 100 GT concept adapted from the coupe to the barchetta design. Interestingly, only the Continental’s door handle has been transferred, and this is due only to the keyless access system. All other external parts have been specially designed for the Bacalar.
The car has a 20mm (0.8-inch) wider rear track than the Continental GT and sits on massive 22-inch wheels in a three-tone finish created exclusively for the two-seater gran turismo. Instead of slapping a boring plaque, Mulliner combined a “Bacalar” pattern on the back panel complemented by a bronze Flying B logo.
While the exterior is undoubtedly special, it is inside that Mulliner has pulled out all the stops to make the Bacalar look special. The dashboard uses super rare Riverwood, which Bentley defines as “a sustainable wood of naturally fallen trees that has been preserved for 5,000 years in peatlands, lakes and rivers found in the Fenlands of East Anglia, England.”
Seat inserts, backrests, and headrest sides are made from natural wool fabric, while Wilton pure wool woven deep pile rugs complete the look. As a final touch, the car is equipped with a coordinated set of suitcases with the same embroidery seen on the seats.
At the heart of the Bacalar is the Volkswagen Group’s latest evolution of the 6.0-liter twin-cylinder W12 engine, which now generates 650 horsepower and the same 667 pounds (900 Newton-meters) of torque compared to previous specifications. It is linked to a revised eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that promises to offer faster gear changes, allowing a 0 to 62 mph (100 km / h) run in three and a half seconds and a top speed of over 200 mph ( 322 km / h).