Luxury marques like Bentley know how to pull off exclusives. It could be one-offs, collaborations, or limited production models like the Bacalar. In 2017, the carmaker assured its clientele that more releases like them are planned for the future. As promised, 2022 brings us the Batur – a somewhat significant step for a sustainable future.
However, the new coupe is not fully electric or even a hybrid, but it boasts technology, which can supposedly aid in Bentley’s zero-emission roadmap. Among those detailed are the use of 3D printing, titanium, and natural fibers. It’s not clear how the former two will do that, but we’ll take their word for it.
Many will find the aggressive stance of its silhouette more akin to that of American muscle cars. Nevertheless, the Bentley Batur still exudes a dapper styling. Underneath its fancy body is a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12. The mill undergoes a comprehensive tuning and receives a wealth of upgrades.
Output is about 730 horsepower and 737 lb-ft of torque. Its 0-60 mph acceleration is in 3.5 seconds and hits a top speed of 208 mph. The Batur’s elegant aesthetic and premium construction is courtesy of the British carmaker’s coachbuilding division.
Starting with the exterior, owners can choose from Mulliner’s exclusive color options. If none appeals to their tastes, Bentley will go fully bespoke and also include hand-painted graphics. Even the brightwork can come in titanium, glossy, light, dark, and satin.
As for the interior, buyers can pick the upholstery, stitching, traditional wood trims, and composite natural fiber veneers. Elsewhere,18k gold elements can be 3D printed to adorn the cabin. Once Mulliner has every nuance down, work will take several months to a year. However, Bentley plans to ship out the Batur in 2023.Learn More
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