Following the success of the Bacalar project, the oldest coachbuilder in the world Bentley Mulliner will debut a stunning new model at this year’s Monterey Car Week. The Batur will feature an all-new design language for Bentley that showcases themes and forms that will define Bentley’s future range of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).
Like the Bacalar, the Batur is named after Lake Batur – an 88m deep, 16 km2 crater lake in Kintamani on the island of Bali, Indonesia.
The Bacalar delivers the ultimate expression of open-top, driver-focused grand touring. Just 12 of these distinctive masterpieces were designed, engineered and handcrafted by the expert craftspeople within Bentley Mulliner. The rarest two-door Bentley of the modern era features the dramatic, tapered cowls at the rear that hark back to the Barchetta sports cars of old.
Sustainable, ethically-sourced materials previewed in the EXP 100 GT concept car have are reality in the Bacalar. These include paint containing ash from rice husks, which provides a sustainable way of delivering a rich metallic finish, natural British wool and 5,000-year-old Riverwood sourced from the ancient Fenlands of East Anglia.
The Bacalar features an enhanced version of Bentley’s peerless 6.0-litre, W12 TSI engine. The most advanced 12-cylinder engine in the world, it produces 659 PS (650 bhp) and 900 Nm (667 lb.ft) of torque. Whilst an advanced Active All-Wheel-Drive System varies the torque split between front and rear wheels. It allows the Bacalar to use rear-wheel drive as much as possible during normal driving for optimum efficiency and dynamic performance. The drivetrain is at the heart of the Bacalar, creating the ultimate open-air, two-seat luxury Grand Tourer available in the world today
The Bentley Mulliner Batur will be revealed to the world at 04:00 BST on Sunday 21st August (20:00 PST on Saturday 20th). Stay tuned!
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