Bentley’s Mulliner personalization division launched the Balacar Speedster in 2020 — named after Laguna Bacalar in Mexico’s Quintana Roo state — and bought the restricted run of 12 examples nearly instantly at about $2 million per. With simply 4 Bacalars remaining to be delivered to clients, and because the first rule of getting successful is having a follow-up prepared, it is no marvel that Mulliner will introduce its subsequent small-batch, bespoke automotive in 10 days: At 8 p.m. Pacific time on Saturday, August 20, throughout Monterey Automobile Week, the Crewe automaker will unveil the Batur.
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August 9, 2022
We all know a few issues in regards to the Batur. It is not clear what automobile the mannequin is predicated on, however we’re advised will probably be a “hand-built grand touring Bentley.” We’ll guess this implies the Flying Spur chassis will get the nod, as a result of the subsequent factor we all know in regards to the Batur is it “showcases themes and kinds that can outline Bentley’s future vary of Battery Electrical Automobiles.” Bentley’s first EV is anticipated to be a high-riding sedan sitting on Volkswagen’s SSP battery-electric platform, the much more luxurious follow-up to the Audi Artemis electrical sedan that can introduce upscale variations of the SSP structure. The quick video reveals a really Bentley diamond grille laid in with burnt orange accents.
The very last thing we all know in regards to the Batur is that it is named after one other physique of water, this time Lake Batur in Kintamani, on the island of Bali in Indonesia.
There seems to be to be fairly a span between the Batur’s EV-forward design and the primary Bentley EV. A report out of Germany in July stated the VW Group continues to battle with software program for the swarm of battery-electric product the model desires by 2030, pushing launches again doubtlessly by years — points that price former VW Group CEO Herbert Diess his job. Audi’s retail model of the Grandsphere idea may not present till 2027 as an alternative of 2024, and the primary Bentley EV that was due in 2025 may face an identical delay.