Bentley Finally Set to Produce the Grand Convertible
Luxury and rarity come at a steep price.
Remember back in 2012, when Bentley was showing off their concept model of a convertible based on the bones of the Mulsanne? At that point, the idea was merely a dream, but soon, it’ll be a reality. Bentley has announced plans for the upcoming Bentley Grand Convertible, and it looks like the vehicle is going to be pretty rare.
According to a report from Motor Authority, a Bentley spokesperson has confirmed that 19 vehicles will be produced, built by the Mulliner personalization department. If you think 19 is an interesting number to come up with, then you’re not wrong. 19 represents 1919, which the founding year of Bentley. The good news about having such a small production run of the vehicle is that customers who get their hands on one of the Grand Convertibles will have the option to customize everything. This ensures that no two vehicles will be identical, which makes Bentley owners very happy.
What type of luxury can you expect from such a rare Bentley? Well, just about everything opulent you can imagine. The Burr Walnut rear deck will be the single largest piece of wood put in a Bentley, and you know how Bentley loves its wood veneer. The seats are made up of leather comprised from 14 different hides in a diamond quilting pattern, with the cross-stitching matching the exterior color. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
And if you think this sounds really expensive, even by Bentley standards, then you’re absolutely right. Each vehicle is rumored to be starting at $3.5 million. And of course, the ability to buy one is purely a by invite-only. But hey, if you’ve got the cash, then you won’t just be buying a beautiful, luxurious automobile, you’ll also be purchasing a pretty powerful convertible. The Grand Convertible will come with all the guts of the Mulsanne. So, expect a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 530 horsepower. Not too shabby.
So, will you ever get a chance to drive one of these beauties? Probably not. However, if you do, please stop by and let us touch the 14 hide leather. We promise we won’t drool…much.