References to the EXP GT 100 concept as a styling influence suggest the Bacalar will take the form of a large sports coupé with an interior that emphasises space, sleekness and natural light. It’s unclear whether the concept’s trademark scissors doors will make their way into production, but bespoke elements such as the 5500-year-old, naturally felled riverwood could make an appearance.
Production numbers will be extremely limited, says Bentley, so we’re expecting extensive personalisation options for buyers, materials and trims unavailable elsewhere in the manufacturer’s line-up and a list price well into six figures.
Last year, Autocar reported that Mulliner was seeking to distance itself from Bentley with the launch of an “ultra-exclusive” new model, of which 10 examples would be sold. It was set to be unveiled at the end of last year but has yet to appear in any form.
The Bacalar will be shown at Geneva alongside the new Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Convertible, which has been modified by the firm’s coachbuilding arm to include bespoke materials and design elements.