Bentley will release a convertible for high-profile customers


The Bentley brand has announced a limited edition of a special convertible called the Bacalar. The ultra-luxury exclusive model got its name in honor of the popular tourist center in Mexico, known for its fortifications, archaeological sites of the Mayan era and Lake Laguna Bacalar.

The development of Bacalar was entrusted to specialists of the Mulliner court atelier. This will be the unit’s first car starting in 2002. A total of 10 or 12 cars will be produced. The interior of the cabriolet is trimmed with such rare materials as relict variegated poplar wood interspersed with copper.

According to rumors, the novelty will receive a barquette-type body and a number of stylistic elements from the electric concept of the Bentley EXP 100 GT, released in honor of the 100th anniversary of the brand last summer. The length of the show car reached six meters, the convertible also promises to be big.

Bentley Bacalar will receive a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine, like the new Flying Spur and Continental GT, where the output of such an aggregate is 635 hp. and 900 Nm of torque. The eight-speed “robot” with two clutches is provided in a pair to the motor. The dynamic characteristics of Bacalar are not voiced. According to preliminary data, it will be lighter than the new Continental GT, accelerating from standstill to 100 f / h in 3.7 seconds. What a superexclusive convertible will be capable of will be revealed during the official premiere in Geneva.