Bentley just released another teaser on their next ultra-limited, bespoke build, the Mulliner Batur we’ve mentioned earlier, which is to be unveiled next week at the Monterey Car Week event, and it seems we’re talking about a Gran Tourer this time, not a convertible like the previous Bacalar. And things seem to become really interesting with the new hand-built Batur, not only will it showcase the new design language for Bentleys to come, but the Batur will celebrate the iconic W12 engine, albeit with more power and torque than ever before.
Under the stewardship of Director of Design Andreas Mindt, it showcases an all-new design language for Bentley, with classic features from the past reinterpreted into new, cleaner forms that rely on the use of contrast to provide definition. This new Bentley design DNA will shape the future range of Bentley Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), with the first to be launched in 2025. Similar to the Bacalar, the Batur encapsulates ultimate co-creation and personalization opportunities for its clients. The color and finish of every surface and component can be specified by the customer, with practically limitless ways of creating a Batur, material options include sustainable natural fiber composites, low-CO2 leather, and even 3D printed 18K gold.
The Batur celebrates Bentley’s iconic W12 engine, with an iteration producing more power and torque than ever before. With Bentley on its Beyond100 journey to become the most sustainable luxury mobility company in the world, the W12 is entering its twilight years – but not before it powers the Batur to being the ultimate Bentley grand tourer, the power of the W12 will be matched by Bentley’s most advanced chassis system ever, bringing exceptional dynamism to match stunning straight-line performance.