The Bentley Bacalar is a luxury vehicle that costs about $1.9 million. Only 12 examples of the roofless ride were made, which leaves interested parties with no means to order one brand new. However, those who prefer another option with similar elements as the barchetta grand tourer should check out this Sikorsky S-76 by Flexjet.
Think of it as a major upgrade that can get you practically anywhere sans traffic jams. This chopper can accommodate up to eight people: six passengers in addition to two pilots. Much like a limousine, the Flexjet Sikorsky S-76 cabin features a partition with three rear-facing seats and a forward-facing single settee that seats up to three.
Customizations can mimic the opulent appointments by Mulliner on the Bentley Bacalar. For example, clients can commission Flexjet to adorn the interiors with two-tone black and white leather. Even the intricate stitching patterns are possible as well as the wood veneer on the automobile’s dashboard and more.
Another aviation platform from Flexjet to sport a Bentley-inspired motif is its Gulfstream G650. The Sikorsky S-76 in question was recently on display at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club and at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance during the 2022 Monterey Car Week.
Apart from the bespoke cosmetic tweaks, the Sikorsky-S76 is a highly capable private helicopter. It boasts a maximum performance range of 300 nautical miles. Flexjet says it “showcases a powerful twin-engine drive and a sleek, upright body design that promotes ideal craft balance – allowing for the smoothest, calmest ride possible.”
Inside, passengers enjoy 54” headroom and 27” legroom, which is enough even if the seats recline. Meanwhile, cargo capacity is around 38 cubic feet. There’s also a refreshment storage console. Noise reduction panels keep the cabin of the Flexjet Sikorsky-S76 quieter than other choppers.Learn More
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