Engine: Twin-Turbocharged W12 TSI
Transmission: Dual-Clutch Eight-Speed
Horsepower: 650 bhp
Torque: 667 lb-ft
Production Run: 12 Examples
Introducing the new Bentley Mulliner Bacalar, an extraordinarily exclusive two-seater that emits luxury from every facet. Limited to just 12 examples, the Bacalar will be very hard to find out in the wild. It will be even harder to get your hands on because all 12 examples have been spoken for. Each of the twelve examples will be handcrafted in Bentley Mulliner’s headquarters in Crewe and will be personalized to the customer’s preference.
For its overall appearance, it has a “Barchetta” design– open-top with a wrap-around cockpit. The front of the Bacalar has a very unique appearance that’s highlighted by the headlights. These headlights have a circular portion and horizontal portion that’s unlike anything we’ve seen in a production Bentley. However, these headlights are clearly inspired by the EXP 100 GT concept car.
Another aspect borrowed from the EXP 100 GT is the sustainable materials Bentley Mulliner is using for the Bacalar’s construction. This includes wood from fallen trees that have been preserved in peat bods, lakes and rivers, as well as paint with sustainable characteristics and sustainable wool. Yes, you read that correctly, sustainable paint. The pigment used in the paint is made through a synthetic process that uses rice husk ash, a byproduct of the rice industry. By using this material, they’re reducing the amount of rice husk put into landfills.
Now, onto the engine. Bentley Mulliner has placed a twin-turbocharged W12 TSI engine under the front hood. This engine is rated for 650 bhp. In the press release detailing the Bacalar, acceleration or a top speed were not mentioned.
The Bentley Mulliner Bacalar is a true luxury automobile that brings the historic coachbuilder back into the world of bespoke coachbuilding. It’s a car that needs to be seen by all, so do yourself a favor and check out all of the images in this article.