Bentley Grand Convertible Concept
Since in 2009 to cease the production of the Bentley Azure, the British brand has not had its range a great convertible derived from his truck of representation, the Bentley Mulsanne. In the year 2012 Bentley presented some sketches of what would be the convertible Mulsanne at the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach and more late was the prototype that illustrates the article, the Grand Bentley Convertible Concept.
The case is that the signature of the winged B takes more than four years mulling over his luxury convertible. For the CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer this was a very important project, although his successor Wolfgang Schreiber decided to put it on pause. Now that Dürheimer, turn of Audi, again is the CEO of Bentley, things could change and finally Bentley could dare to launch its convertible Mulsanne.
Any case, the convertible Mulsanne, which could retrieve the Azure name, would be a very exclusive model, making very few units. It would not be a model manufactured in series, something for what it is already late, but that would be manufactured by the division Mulliner of Bentley, virtually by hand. Therefore, it would be one of the most exclusive products of the firm, which would manufacture in lathe to 20 units and a very high price. It is said that it could come in the next two years and cost around 1.5 million euros, a figure astronomical bearing in mind that a Mulsanne Speed, for example, costs 400,000 euros.
This would be the price of exclusivity and so limited circulation, it is likely that in Bentley they did not have any problem to sell those units. Final decision has not been made. If mark decides to produce the model in series, it is likely that also had some demand, right now than The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé will no longer manufactured and will not have a successor.
Source – Car & Driver