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The Bentley Mulliner Batur arrives - with a monstrous 545 kW, 1 000 Nm 6.0-litre W12
THE BENTLEY MULLINER BATUR ARRIVES - WITH A MONSTROUS 545 KW, 1 000 NM 6.0-LITRE W12
Bentley Motors have always created the most amazing and luxurious cars, some of them having supercar performance that makes the automaker a top choice for those captains of industry who want to show that they've not only made it but that they’re addicted to horsepower. The all-new and ridiculously good-looking Bentley Mulliner Batur has just been revealed and it’s set to be one of the most sought-after coach-built cars in the world. Not only will it be packed with all the latest tech and on-board systems, but this special car that’s limited to just 18 models will also see fitment of the most powerful engine the automaker has ever used - a monstrous twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 that’s set to churn out a whopping 1 000 Nm, more than enough torque to get the sizeable luxobarge up to speed just as fast as something a quarter of its size.
Andreas Mindt explains the design: “For any design team, the chance to redefine our own rules is the most exciting challenge. We have reimagined the Bentley design language, keeping some continuity to the past and present while also drastically changing key elements. The design of a modern Bentley should always be potent, inspirational and harmonious. The form has to be strong and muscular whilst remaining graceful – there must be both elegant flow and muscularity. The term we use is the “resting beast stance” – picture a lion or tiger, laying low in attack position in long grass. That powerful shape – of ultimate power at rest, that looks fast even when stationary – is one that drives our new interpretation of the classic Bentley power line and haunch. A mark of power and prestige has always been a long bonnet. Our new design cues include a line that stretches from the bonnet along the whole length of the car, connecting the bonnet into the body, making the car long and lean and giving an elongated proportion to the front end. We call this feature the “endless bonnet”, and it’s the only accent highlight to the cleaner shape. Meanwhile the visual mass of the car is moved rearwards, giving the impression that the car is sat on the rear axle, which adds further depth to the haunches. At the very front of the car, we’ve modernised the famous Bentley grille and made it lower and more upright, to give a stronger face and a more dominant stance. This upright elegance brings self-confidence with a luxury stance. The grille is flanked by a new headlight shape and design, an evolution of the design used on Bacalar and maintaining the single large headlight either side. These are matched with all-new tail-lamps at the rear, that sit either side of a deployable spoiler. “Overall, the form is cleaner and simplified, and we rely more on curvaceous surfaces bisected in the right places to reflect light and dark and bring more muscle to the design.”
The Bentley Mulliner Batur will cost a mere £1.65m (R33 000 000) excluding taxes and options, the latter will be plentiful too and will only really be limited by your bank balance. Optional parts will be crafted from titanium, sustainable Natural Fibre composites and even 3D printed 18K gold. Paint choice is infinite for the Batur thanks to the full Mulliner colour palette as well as bespoke paint and hand-painted graphics. The front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser can be had in either carbon fibre or new, sustainable Natural Fibre composites. The OEM 22-inch wheels are painted in Black Crystal with a machined and polished face, and a darker option combines dark gloss faces with satin spokes, or customers can paint-match the wheels to the body colour.
Take a look at the YouTube video showcasing the latest in ridiculously fast and powerful luxury in the form of the all-new 6.0-litre, W12-powered Mulliner Batur: Introducing the Bentley Mulliner Batur | Bentley Motors
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