Bentley are said to be planning an ultra-luxury convertible model inspired by the recent EXP 100 GT Concept and costing £1.5 million.
Back in the summer, as part of their centenary celebrations, Bentley revealed the EXP 100 GT Concept (pictured above) as a huge autonomous Grand Tourer designed to give an idea of where Bentley will be by 2035.
Longer than a Mulsanne and featuring a huge grille made up of 6,000 LEDs, the EXP 100 GT has four electric motors, 1100lb/ft of torque and is (in Bentley’s imagination) good for 0-62mph in 2.5 seconds.
But it seems we may not have to wait until 2035 to see the EXP 100 GT, or a model inspired by its design, as Bentley are said to be planning an ultra-luxury barchetta model built by Mulliner and costing £1.5 million, according to Autocar.
Just like the recent Bentley Blower Recreation, the EXP 100 GT-inspired models will be limited to a run of just 12 cars, but unlike the EXP 100 GT they won’t be electric.
Instead, it seems Bentley will use the familiar 6.0 litre W12 engine found in the Continental GT, with at least 626bhp.
If true, this looks like Bentley is waking up to the idea that very short run exclusive models are a real profit generator as the ultra-rich seek a car no one else, or almost no one else, has, and are willing to pay handsomely for the privilege.
If this new exclusive model is to become a reality, it should arrive by 2021. Place your order now.