With 11,000 cars sold in 2019, Bentley is the giant in the niche of royal luxury. This year the recent Flying Spur, the Continental Gt (also available in a Convertible version) and the Bentayga SUV will contribute to the success of a well integrated house in the Volkswagen group. Participation in the races is also highlighting the sporting qualities of the models who, duly prepared, take to the track.
The tradition of the Six Speed triumphant at Le Mans at the end of the 1920s it will probably be resumed with a high-performance model: we may hear about it shortly. All with an eye to sustainability: see the “zero impact” certification of the Crewe plant.
In the meantime, the British brand has decided to revive the glories of the legendary Mulliner body shop with the launch of the two-seater Bacalar. Discovered and with a “boat” setting, as Oltremanica defines it, it is inspired by the Exp 100 Gt prototype presented last year to celebrate the century of the House. It will be produced in 12 copies and customers will cut it to measure with top-level customizations.
The first Bacalar has finishes in precious and eco-sustainable materials, such as the ashes of the rice husks used to give the metallic glance to the yellow paintwork of the bodywork. The engine is a powerful W12 with 659 hp and 900 Nm of maximum torque. The doors and the hood are in carbon fiber, while other body details are in aluminum. Among the outstanding features of the Bacalar are the suspension with dynamic control pneumatic shock absorbers. The gearbox is a double clutch, with eight gears available.
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