Buoyed by the success of 2020’s Bacalar convertible, whose 12-car manufacturing run is nearly full, Bentley is now prepared to point out us its subsequent bespoke venture, which fits by the title Batur.
Bentley will unveil the Batur on Aug. 20 throughout 2022 Monterey Automotive Week, and has offered a style with a teaser shot that reveals what seems to be a part of the automotive’s grille.
The title comes from Bali’s Lake Batur (the Bacalar was named after a Mexican lagoon), and the idea for the automotive is considered Bentley’s Continental GT coupe. Energy will probably come from the Continental GT’s top-of-the-line engine, a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W-12. Bentley plans to section out the W-12 within the coming years, and the Batur can be a form of celebration of the engine, Autocar reported final December. The British journal additionally reported that 25 examples of the Batur are deliberate.
Bentley Continental GT Mulliner
The Batur can even function a bridge to Bentley’s electrical future which begins with the reveal of the model’s first electrical car in 2025. Bentley stated the Batur will introduce a brand new design language for the model, a design language additionally destined for future EVs.
Liable for design is considered Andreas Mindt, who joined Bentley as its new design chief in early 2021. Mindt was additionally the designer of 1999’s beautiful Bentley Hunaudières idea, so we might be in for an actual deal with. Manufacturing of the Batur can be dealt with by Bentley’s Mulliner in-house coachbuilder.
Keep tuned for the reveal in Monterey, California. Monterey Automotive Week this yr runs Aug. 12-21. It culminates with the Pebble Seashore Concours d’Class on Aug. 21.