Definitive proof Bentley has plans to roll out a drop-top Mulsanne.
Ahead of its unveiling at the LA Auto Show this week, Bentley has revealed the Grand Convertible Concept, the “pinnacle convertible Grand Tourer,” according to CEO Wolfgang Durheimer, and quite obviously something the carmaker has created to test the water for a drop-top Mulsanne. If customers dig it, then Bentley will ensure “the most sophisticated open-top car” it has ever built will be rolled out as a production model in highly limited numbers.
Coated in Sequin Blue with a silver “liquid metal” finish to the hood and windscreen frame, the Bentley Grand Convertible comes powered by the Mulsanne’s 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8, delivering 530 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque. The hand-crafted cabin is swathed in progressive-diamond quilted tan leather with Sequin Blue stitching, contrasted with Beluga leather and polished chrome trim. Most impressive is the tonneau, hand-fashioned from Burr Walnut, featuring the largest piece of wood veneer ever used on a Bentley and finished with parallel lines of chromed steel.