Bacalar – Bentley’s new big, bold and expensive GT
Bentley is readying a big surprise for the Geneva Motor Show in March – the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar, a car to represent “grand touring at its most exhilarating”. And if the wheels are any guide it’s going to look pretty tasty …
The new wheel design and the name are pretty much all that Crewe is sharing with us for now, ahead of the Bacalar’s moment in the Swiss spotlight on 3rd March.
However, expectations are rising that this will be far more than a posh Mulliner makeover. Bentley is billing the big reveal as “the future of coachbuilding”. The Bacalar then is odds on to be a bespoke Mulliner model, a limited-edition coachbuilt GT from the world’s oldest surviving coachbuilder. The design is said to draw inspiration from Bentley’s centenary concept car, the EXP 100 GT.
The mad, glorious EXP 100 GT.
And why Bacalar? It is the name of a town in south east Mexico on the shores of Lake Bacalar – also known as the Lagoon of Seven Colours after its crystal waters in many shades of turquoise.
At least we can guess what colour the car will be when the covers come off!