VIDEO: New £1.5m BENTLEY BACALAR – Shmee150. The Bentley Bacalar convertible is undergoing testing before handing over to customers next year. Only 12 were built, selling price of 2 million USD each.
The prototype of the Bentley Bacalar series is expected to be released in March at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. However, this event was forced to be canceled due to the Covid-19 translation. The vehicle was introduced as a complete commercial model, developed for 20 weeks. Bentley is also entering production of 12 to meet customer delivery next year.
Bacalar shares many things in common with the Continental GT, but these two models do not share the same body design. Bentley produced this convertible supercar by developing 750 new components. Among them, 100 parts are 3D printed.
“The Bacalar Car Zero is the key prototype we are using to mark design, engineering and craftsmanship, it will be groundbreaking for Bentley’s future,” said Paul Williams, Bentley Mulliner Director. Mulliner “.
The British automaker also tested the Bacalar through harsh technical tests before starting production. This super car can reach a maximum speed of more than 322 km / h. High-speed stability, handling, noise and vibration resistance tests have also been performed.
Its next mission is to test the endurance of the Bentley Bacalar. The car will be tested in 176 degrees F (80 degrees C) to monitor electrical systems.
The strength of the Bentley Bacalar comes from a 6.0L W12 TSI twin-turbo engine, accompanied by an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. The car’s drive system is a version with variable traction full-time 4-wheel drive. In normal operating conditions, the car will mainly use the rear wheel to save fuel.
This engine system produces a maximum capacity of 660 hp and maximum torque of 900 Nm, 24 hp more than the standard Continental GT. In addition, to improve steering ability, Mulliner Bacalar also equipped with Dynamic Ride System using 48 V power source.
Bentley Bacalar owners will have a variety of premium materials options. For example, interior decoration using 5,000-year-old Riverwood wood originating from Fenland, East Anglia, UK. The first 12 Bentley Bacalars will be sold for £ 1.5 million, or $ 2 million.