Bentley is reportedly soon to launch its last W12-powered model — an exclusive Bentley Mulliner limited edition. Borrowing exquisite craftsmanship from Mulliner — a coachbuilder with a legacy that easily predates the automobile, the new model will surely offer plenty of bespoke options and supreme luxury.
As reported by Autocar citing insider knowledge, the new Bentley Mulliner will be a coupe based on the Continental GT. That doesn’t mean that the new vehicle will look like the Continental GT though, as the Bentley Bacalar was also based around the Continental GT convertible yet has a very distinctive appearance. In fact, the new coupe is said to reference the 2019 EXP 100 GT concept just like its predecessor, and will feature design tweaks to create an angular and aggressive front end and a unique rear.
These days, the W12 engine is rarely seen and only on the most premium models. Bentley has already started phasing out the use of the W12 and now it looks as though it will be retired after the launch of the new Mulliner. The twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 is expected to produce 650 hp and 900 Nm, and will be paired to an eight speed automatic gearbox. As for the production run, just 25 examples are expected for the new car — slightly more than the 12 examples of Bentley Mulliner Bacalar. There’s no doubt that the car wil be sold out before its production in 2023, despite its £1.5 to £2 million price tag prior to personalisation.