Should Bentley Build A Bacalar Coupe?

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This is what the Bentley Bacalar looks like as a fixed-roof coupe.

Bentley stunned the auto industry when it unveiled the new Bacalar designed by the company's Mulliner coachbuilding division. Based on the Bentley Continental GT, the Bacalar is only available as a two-seater roadster with no roof. It looks drop-dead stunning, but this obviously isn't a practical setup if the weather turns sour.

Bentley hasn't announced if it plans to produce a fixed-roof version of the Bacalar, but thanks to render artist Aksyonov Nikita we now know what a Bentley Bacalar Coupe would look like if it was given the green light. Essentially, the artist has turned the Bacalar into a two-seater Continental GT, and the result is stunning.

Aksyonov Nikita / Behance
Aksyonov Nikita / Behance

The artist has added a sloping roofline inspired by the Continental GT to the Bacalar roadster, giving the grand tourer an even sleeker look. The Bacalar's bespoke Flame Yellow exterior paint has also been replaced with a blue finish for the coupe. Like the Bacalar roadster, the styling is inspired by the stunning EXP 100 GT concept unveiled last year.

We only get to see the hypothetical Bacalar coupe from the side profile, which features crisp design lines and a vertical vent on the front fender, but it's safe to assume the Bacalar's large grille and distinctive headlights would carry over. Likewise, the interior would have a mix of Bentley's semi-gloss leather, fine Beluga leather, and natural wool.

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Under the hood, the Bentley Bacalar Coupe would be powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 engine that produces 650 horsepower, mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. This setup enables the Bacalar to accelerate from 0-62 mph in around 3.5 seconds and top out at over 200 mph, but the lighter coupe should be capable of sprinting off the line slightly faster.

The coupe version could also be slightly cheaper than the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar roadster, which costs an eye-watering £1.5 million - that's around $1.9 million USD. Production of the Bacalar will be limited to just 12 units, but don't rule out the possibility of a coupe version just yet as Bentley recently confirmed Mulliner is considering expanding into different segments for its future coachbuilding projects.

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