The most expensive Bentley: ash paint, 5,000-year-old wood and other Bacalar improvementsApril 3, 2020
Bentley showed several design options for the Mulliner Bacalar Roadster, the brand’s most expensive and rare new car. The first-born of the Coachbuilt program of the Mulliner court atelier will be released in a edition of 12 copies, each of which will be created according to the customer’s specification – he will be entitled to choose the body color, exterior decor, interior materials.
“We have created six design options, each with its own individual characteristics and purpose,” commented Maria Mulder, head of the flower and decoration department. “What is common between them is that this level of personalization and attention to detail is only available to Bacalar.”
Even the paint speaks of the seriousness of the improvements: one of the shades, yellow Flame Yellow, is an iron oxide-coated microscopic plate of silicon dioxide obtained from rice husk ash. There you can also attribute unlimited options for decorating the interior, with a unique edging, stitching and embossing.
The performance by Bacalar Clerkenwell “revives the spirit of the Brooklands circuit where the early Bentley competed.” There is a combination of panels painted in the colors of Moss Green and Cumbrian Green, Golden Oak leather, Saddle contrasting groove and Cheltenham tweed. The name is borrowed from the Clarkenwell district in central London.
The baton of geographical naming takes on the version of The Menlo, named after the California Menlo Park. She is easily recognizable by the blue body and yellow accents, as well as the black interior.
Next to it is The Fulton (from the Fulton River area in Chicago), with a Lacquer Red body and decorative lining made of 5000-year-old Riverwood, extracted from peat bogs in East Anglia.
Then – The Greenwich (“Gray New Gray on Cricket Ball burgundy” pattern), The Brickell (Atom Silver and Brunel) and, finally, The Randwick demo with a Yellow Flame body and glossy black decor.
Technically, the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar Roadster is close to the Continental GTC convertible. However, the “Bachelor” is almost completely original body and interior: the only common detail is the door handles. And they were left only because of the sensors of the keyless entry system.
Under the hood, a W12 6.0 biturbomotor (659 forces and 900 Nm) is operating, combined with an eight-stage “robot”. The drive is full. There is air suspension and a 48-volt anti-roll system Bentley Dynamic Ride.
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