Originally scheduled at the Geneva 2020 show, canceled due to coronavirus, the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar is virtually revealed. Limited to only 12 copies, it pays homage to the dream destination in vogue at the moment, located in the Yucatan lagoon in Mexico.
Do you know what a whim is?
This Bentley Bacalar, a work of the British bodywork Mulliner, is a perfect example. Certainly its body and interior have been redesigned, but its price goes from 240,000 € to 1.7 million euros excluding tax / penalty.
To justify this price to its high-end customers, Mulliner has made many modifications. It starts with the removal of the two rear seats to create the first Bentley speedster since 1930. The English car gets a new yellow shade called Yellow Flame. The front and rear fenders are made of carbon fiber, allowing more fantasy in their design. It inherits LED lights, based on the EXP 100 GT concept, and a new front panel. At the back, its silhouette is very stretched, giving it almost McLaren Speedtail areas. Last but not least, her roof: she doesn’t have one, but at all!
Once on board, we notice the little details that make the difference, such as the unique texture of the commodos and the “Bacalar” insert in the steering wheel. There is also the presence of two-tone padded seats upholstered in Beluga leather as well as other fine materials such as the 5,000-year-old driftwood inserts (another detail borrowed from the EXP 100 GT).
The Bentley Mulliner Bacalar is based on the same twin-turbo W12 as the Continental GT cabriolet, its benchmark model. The engine develops barely more power from 635 to 659 horsepower, just to differentiate itself. It is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Enough to distribute the 900 Nm of torque to the 4WD.
The 12 exclusive copies have already been sold. With a turnover of 20 million euros guaranteed, launching production of the English speedster is not going to be very complicated.