The ultra luxurious Bentley Mulsanne limousine was introduced to the world three years ago at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Now the British manufacturer has released design sketches of what stands to be the world’s most luxurious drop-top, the Bentley Mulsanne Convertible.
Bentley have reportedly shown a concept of the Mulsanne Convertible to a select number of people at this past weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, but the company did not allow any pictures to be taken.
Clearly based on the R5.75 million Mulsanne, Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive Wolfgang Dürheimer said: “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.”
Set to be driven by the car’s actual owner rather than a chauffeur, Bentley’s engineers are said to have worked on making the car more driver-focused in comparison to its sedan counterpart. As a result, the suspension and steering will be tweaked for a more responsive drive, while a Sport mode could be available to further stiffen the suspension and heighten steering and throttle response.
Bentley have not released any details on the convertible’s powerplant, but the company is likely to drop the engine from the Mulsanne sedan into the engine bay. The 6.75-litre, twin-turbocharged V8, produces 377 kW and 1 020 Nm of torque.
As with their EXP 9 F SUV concept, which received a lukewarm response in Geneva last year, Bentley are gauging feedback on their convertible concept. If the response is a positive one, we can expect to see the car enter production in around 12 months from now.