Bentley debuts Grand Convertible by Mulliner in Dubai

17-Nov-2017
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Bentley showcased a highly exclusive coach-built model, the Grand Convertible by Mulliner, at a private customer event at Bentley Emirates, Dubai. With just 19 examples of this luxurious open-top Grand Tourer available to order from Bentley’s coachbuilding and personal commissioning division, Mulliner, its collectability and rarity are guaranteed.

Stefan Sielaff, Director of Bentley Design and Mulliner, said: “The Grand Convertible by Mulliner will appeal to automotive connoisseurs seeking the ultimate in prestige and exclusivity. I want to explore more one-off vehicles and limited runs like this where the only limitation is the imagination of the customer. Design and personal commissioning will go hand-in-hand and when that is the case, extraordinary things happen.”

The inspiration for the number of Grand Convertibles to be built - just 19 - celebrates the year that Bentley was founded, 1919. In profile, the sculptural elegance of the open-top flagship is at its most striking, with the stand-alone A-pillar cutting upwards at a rakish angle from the long, imposing bonnet. The impact of this luxurious design is further enhanced with the customers' choice of duo-tone paintwork. With the roof down, the handcrafted tonneau is revealed. Book-matched and mirror-finished, the tonneau features the largest piece of wood veneer ever applied to a Bentley. Fashioned entirely by hand, this veneer is finished with elegant parallel lines of chromed steel.

The wheels hint at the enormous power and torque that wait under the bonnet. With 530hp and 1,100Nm of torque from Bentley's 6.75L twin-turbo V8 engine of the flagship Mulsanne, the Grand Convertible by Mulliner offers the luxury of effortless performance to match its unparalleled style."