We know that Bentley is preparing something special for next month’s Geneva Motor Show. We also know that this… isn’t it.
Called the ‘Bacalar’ and hand-built by the company’s Mulliner division, the special EXP 100 GT-inspired car has promised to deliver “Grand Touring at its most exhilarating”. Alongside it on Bentley’s stand will be this thing – the new Mulliner-spec Continental GT Convertible.
“Created to appeal to those customers wanting an even greater focus on beautiful details” over and above the normal Conti GTC, the Mulliner gets a new diamond-themed front grille and side vents, quilted leather on literally every surface (even the tonneau cover) and 22-inch polished alloys with floating centre caps that remain upright as the wheels rotate.
Beyond that there are new leather and trim choices, seven different kinds of mood lighting, a Breitling clock and much Mulliner branding. Buyers also get a leather-covered key that matches their car’s interior.
No mechanical changes to speak of, but that’s ok. You can either have the V8, which manages 319kph and 0-100kph in four seconds, or the 333kph, 3.8sec to 100kph W12.
You’ll know, if you’ve read our review, that the Conti GT Convertible is already as opulent a convertible as money can buy short of a Rolls Royce Dawn. Does it really need all these Mulliner bits and pieces? You decide. Price? If you have to ask…