Bentley Grand Convertible Concept – 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
We’ve been conference about a automobile chronicle of a Mulsanne ever given a Bentley flagship done a entrance during a 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show.
Bentley even built a Mulsanne automobile concept that it initial showed to intensity business in 2012 though afterwards suspended a year later.
When stream CEO during Bentley Wolfgang Dürheimer took adult a reins in 2014, he put a plan behind on a list and even suggested reviving a Azure nameplate, final used for a automobile chronicle of a Mulsanne’s Arnage predecessor.
According to Car and Driver, a Mulsanne is too distant into a life cycle to clear building a automobile chronicle and all a plant upgrades such a automobile would require. Instead, Bentley’s CEO has hinted that an disdainful run of coachbuilt cars could be built by a automaker’s Mulliner personalization department.
“Such a indication would be built in [a collection of] 20 units and sole to comprehensive connoisseurs during a really high price,” Dürheimer is quoted as saying.
Car and Driver reports that a Mulsanne automobile by Mulliner could be introduced within dual years with a cost tab of around $1.5 million.
The timing is good as Rolls-Royce is phasing out a Phantom Drophead Coupe this year. The Mulsanne automobile could interest to a tiny series of Drophead Coupe owners looking for a replacement.
The thought isn’t so farfetched. After all, a Mulliner dialect has already built a coachbuilt Mulsanne: the one-off Grand Limousine denounced during a 2016 Geneva Motor Show.