Remember a stately convertible Bentley teased during a 2012 Concours d’Elegance during Pebble Beach in California? Some of us, this author included, were authorised a glance of a Mulsanne-based open-top cruiser, that was slated for low-volume prolongation and could have regenerated the Azure nameplate. It was a favorite plan of then-CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer, who over Bentley shortly afterward to turn conduct of Audi’s RD.
But alas, instead of readying a large automobile for production, Dürheimer’s inheritor Wolfgang Schreiber suspended a project—and confessed a deed to us during a Frankfurt automobile uncover one year later.
Schreiber is now gone, Dürheimer is behind during a helm during Bentley and Bugatti. And while it’s too late to retreat Schreiber’s preference and go for a full series-production run, Dürheimer tells us that he’s now study a probability of carrying a Mulliner multiplication built a tiny series of Mulsanne-based convertibles.
“Such a indication would be built in [a collection of] 20 units and sole to comprehensive connoisseurs during a really high price,” says a CEO. It could come to marketplace within dual years and would substantially cost somewhere around 1 million pounds—close to $1.5 million.
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As Rolls-Royce is about to end production for a Phantom Drophead Coupe, a Mulsanne-based automobile would be a unique charity indeed. Go forward and move it on, we say. And we’re flattering certain Bentley could sell distant some-more than a 20 units envisioned.