Bentley’s long-coming topless Mulsanne, first teased back in 2012, has at last debuted in the form of the Grand Convertible concept.
A lack of market demand for such a model saw the project shelved in 2013, but it appears the concept of a droptop companion to Bentley’s top-shelf Mulsanne is now back on the table.
“The most sophisticated open-top car ever created by Bentley”, as the crew from Crewe describe the Grand Convertible, is likely to enter the British luxury brand’s range above the Continental GTC in the coming year.
For now, however, it remains a concept - if only a thinly veiled one.
In that concept form, the (Mulsanne) Grand Convertible is trimmed in a bespoke Sequin Blue finish with “liquid metal” silver highlights to the bonnet and window frame.
Inside, there’s seating for four and a diamond-quilted leather trim brought together from 14 naturally tanned hides.
Other luxurious highlights include Beluga leather through the door trims, along with a broad wood veneer - the largest ever used with a Bentley model - across the rear tonneau.
Power in the big Grand Concept is provided by the company’s familiar 6.75 litre twin-turbo V8, delivering 395kW and a huge 1100Nm of torque.
Performance figures haven’t been released, but that’s hardly the focus here…
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