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Sunday, May 3, 2020

All-new Bentley fancy no-roof sports car is made only 12 units

Bentley, one of the luxury car manufacturers from the UK has produced a series of luxury cars that can only be owned by millionaires from all over the world. And this year the British manufacturer has launched a limited number of new models called Bentley Mulliner Bacalar. 
Bentley Mulliner Bacalar, a limited edition luxury roofless sports car was built by Bentley in collaboration with Mulliner. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2xjhm5O)
This limited edition luxury sports car was built by Bentley in collaboration with one of the world's oldest coachbuilders from England, Mulliner. And it is also mentioned that the Bacalar is the most eccentric car model ever made by Bentley in the last 100 years. 

And the name of Bacalar itself is taken from the name of a lake in Mexico. For its exterior design, Bentley's designers took inspiration from an experimental concept car named the Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept which was launched to the public in 2019. 
Bentley Mulliner Bacalar took inspiration from an experimental concept car named the Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2xjhm5O)
The exterior appearance, from the front at glance, the LED headlights look a little smaller compared to the EXP 100 GT concept version. This British manufacturer also modifies its shape so that it does not look rigid. Then there is also a radiator grille is installed with smaller dimensions compared to the concept version mentioned above. 

The effect of using smaller grille results in the lower airways being presented in a fairly large size. LED Daytime Running Lights to have the same shape as the EXP 100 GT in positioned horizontally and penetrate up to the main light. 
Bentley Mulliner Bacalar took inspiration from from the 1920s model of Bentley Birkin. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2xjhm5O)
While on the sides is mounted 4 large rims measuring 22 inches which are then given a three-color accent. According to the British manufacturer, this roofless sports car is positioned as a rival to other British special edition supercars, such as Aston Martin V12 Speedster and McLaren Elva.

Although Bacalar comes with no roof, it has a windshield like a conventional car that can only hold two people. There is nothing special for the door handle, it looks the same as that of the latest generation Continental GT due to it adopts the same alarm system. 

For the rear, Mulliner redesigned the rear lights to have a larger size and look more proper. Then the taillights were given a diamond motif detailed. On the back is also given a touch of black that looks very contrast with the car's body color and then with the same treatment carried out also on the front. To make it look more sporty, not to forget to install a pair of the sportscar styled exhausts. While the classic impression is tried to display on the air vents in the A-pillar. 
Bentley Mulliner Bacalar uses a 6,000 cc W12 twin-turbo engine coupled with a dual-clutch 8-speed automatic transmission system. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2xjhm5O)
The inside of this car also looks special, because the design itself is made from scratch by taking inspiration from the 1920s model of Bentley Birkin. Then the car's dashboard is covered with wood and the materials are used also taken from special 5,000 years old trees that have fallen naturally. 

For the rear interior, accent on the seat, and the side of the headrest is made of natural wool. This car carpet is quite thick because it is made of genuine wool woven from Wilton. Each seat has a total of 148,199 stitches. Some of the material is wrapped with different materials, such as wood, luxury leather, to titanium anodized on the operating buttons. Interestingly, Bacalar also presents a set of suitcases that have the same motives as car seats. 

Then the mechanical heart used by the Bacalar is a 6,000 cc W12 twin-turbo engine coupled with a dual-clutch 8-speed automatic transmission system. And the power that can be spewed by the engine is 650 hp with 900 Nm of torque. Bentley claimed that this fancy convertible was able to accelerate from rest to a speed of 100 kph in only 3.5 seconds. Meanwhile, the maximum speed is 322 kph (200 mph).
As mentioned above, the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar is planned to be made in a limited number of only 12 units worldwide and sold at a price of £1.5 million (about the US. $1.91M or around Rp.30B). Of course, this will make the Bacalar as one of the rarest Bentley cars in the world. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BENTLEY MOTORS | MOTOR1 | FORBES]
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