Bentley has revealed a convertible version of its Mulsanne saloon, showing the direction they’d like to take the marque’s flagship model.
At this stage it’s just a concept, but there’s clearly no reason why it couldn’t be made as long as there is sufficient demand.
The convertible would, use the same 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V8 with 505bhp and 752lb ft of torque as its namesake, but in a four-seat touring body – providing in their words, “the world’s most elegant and sophisticated convertible.”
If it reaches the market, Bentley’s new flagship convertible would most likely compete with Rolls-Royce’s Phantom Drophead Coupé.
The spacious yet intimate cabin design is inspired by luxurious, high-performance power boats. With a combination of chic, contemporary design, sumptuous materials, painstaking attention to detail and top-drawer refinement.
Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Wolfgang Dürheimer, commented on the Mulsanne Convertible Concept by saying, “The modern, luxurious, high-tech Mulsanne saloon provides a perfect foundation on which to create the world’s most elegant convertible.
“The Convertible Concept will extend the appeal of the Mulsanne family, while enhancing the profile of the Bentley brand, particularly in new and emerging markets.”
Open-top cars have been an intrinsic part of the company’s heritage since its formation in 1919. From the race-bred 3-litre of the 1920s to the Park Ward S1 Drophead Coupe of the fifties through the Corniche and, most recently, Azure.
The Mulsanne Convertible Concept, was shown to a select group of customers and influential enthusiasts at last weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.