Mulliner’s Masterpiece: The Bespoke Bentley Batur Revealed

Bentley Motors has recently introduced the Batur Convertible, marking the third bespoke Bentley creation in the modern era.

Crafted by Mulliner, Bentley’s esteemed in-house bespoke division and the world’s oldest coachbuilder, the Batur Convertible follows in the footsteps of the meticulously handcrafted Bacalar barchetta and the elegant Batur coupe.

With the Batur Convertible, Mulliner continues its rich tradition of crafting uniquely tailored automobiles, each a reflection of the extraordinary tastes of its discerning clientele.

The Batur Convertible builds upon the innovative design principles introduced by its coupe counterpart, which are set to influence the future design direction of Bentley’s vehicles.

Mulliner's Masterpiece: The Bespoke Bentley Batur Revealed

Retaining Bentley’s iconic W12 engine in its most potent form, the Batur Convertible boasts a hand-assembled 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged powerplant generating a formidable 750 PS.

This engine, which has been at the heart of Bentley’s success for two decades, will soon cease production, making the Batur Convertible one of the final Bentleys to feature this legendary powertrain.

Heritage of Open-Cockpit Grand Tourers

Bentley has a storied heritage of open-cockpit grand tourers, dating back to the company’s inception in 1919. From the iconic Bentley of the early 20th century to the recent Bacalar, the Batur Convertible seamlessly blends elements from its predecessors while embracing the versatility of a convertible.

The distinctive ‘wraparound’ cockpit, inspired by the Bacalar’s design, accentuates the two-seater character of the Batur Convertible.

The striking ‘airbridge’ behind the seats and tapered cowls at the rear pay homage to classic Barchetta sports cars while promising a dynamic, driver-focused experience within a luxuriously appointed interior.

Additionally, these design elements serve a functional purpose, providing a semi-enclosed luggage compartment behind the front seats.

Unparalleled Personalisation

Mulliner’s bespoke design team collaborates closely with each customer to create a truly bespoke Batur Convertible experience.

Utilising a specially developed Mulliner visualiser, customers can customise every aspect of their vehicle, from colour schemes to surface finishes. The extensive selection of unique materials ensures that each design is as individual as its owner, limited only by imagination.

From the exterior paintwork to the intricate details of the cabin, customers have an array of options to personalise their Batur Convertible. The possibilities range from the comprehensive Mulliner colour palette to fully bespoke paint finishes and hand-painted graphics.

Mulliner's Masterpiece: The Bespoke Bentley Batur Revealed

Moreover, the cabin features exclusive touches such as 3D printed rose gold accents, including the Bentley Drive Mode Selector and iconic Organ Stop vent controls, showcasing a blend of advanced manufacturing techniques and traditional craftsmanship.

Exclusivity and Performance

Limited to just 16 units, each Batur Convertible undergoes meticulous handcrafting at Mulliner’s workshop within Bentley’s carbon-neutral factory in Crewe, England.

Powered by the iconic W12 engine in its most potent iteration, delivering 750 PS and 1,000 Nm of torque, the Batur Convertible offers exhilarating performance befitting its status as the pinnacle grand tourer.

Enhancements to the engine, including a revised intake system and upgraded turbochargers, ensure exceptional performance while maintaining Bentley’s commitment to efficiency and refinement.

Mulliner's Masterpiece: The Bespoke Bentley Batur Revealed

Introducing Batur Convertible Car #0

The engineering development car, known as Batur Convertible Car #0, exemplifies the attention to detail and craftsmanship synonymous with Bentley.

Featuring bespoke exterior paintwork in Vermillion Gloss over Vermillion Satin Duo tone, complemented by high-gloss carbon fibre accents, this car showcases the possibilities of bespoke customisation.

The front grille, finished in Gloss Dark Titanium with contrasting chevrons, epitomises Bentley’s dedication to craftsmanship and design excellence.

Conclusion

The Batur Convertible represents the pinnacle of Bentley’s craftsmanship, luxury, and performance. With its exquisite design, unparalleled personalisation options, and uncompromising performance, it epitomises the essence of bespoke motoring.

As one of the final Bentleys to house the legendary W12 engine, the Batur Convertible stands as a testament to Bentley’s illustrious heritage and commitment to automotive excellence.

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