Bentley’s flagship Mulsanne limousine sedan may be joined by a limited edition convertible version, according to reports out of the US.
Car And Driver quotes none other than Bentley CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer as the one running a key eye over the numbers for the project.
While a full production run has been ruled out, Dürheimer is reportedly keen to see the idea for a Mulsanne convertible, based on the 2012 Grand Convertible concept (above), come to life.
“Such a model would be built in [a run of] 20 units and sold to absolute connoisseurs at a very high price,” Dürheimer said.
How high? Considering Bentley’s flagship model in Australia, the Mulsanne Speed, is priced from $733,387 plus on-road costs, a starting price north of AU$1 million would not be an unreasonable assumption.
And that’s also assuming any of the 20 units made their way to Australia…
Dürheimer is said to be a fan of the project, saying the Mulliner division would be responsible for the short-run build if the project goes ahead.
But as with several high-priced, ultra-limited edition models, the ultimate say in whether a Mulsanne convertible comes to be or not will probably be decided by Bentley’s existing customers.
Rolls-Royce’s decision to shelve the Phantom Drophead overseas may also increase the potential customer base for a Mulsanne convertible slightly.
Watch this space.
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