Bentley revealed the first sketches with the convertible version of the Mulsanne back in 2012 but in 2013, company’s new CEO Wolfgang Schreiber axed the project. Still, the man who wanted the convertible version of the Mulsanne a.k.a. Wolfgang Duerheimer is back at Bentley and we knew that the vehicle was back on track.
Today, Bentley unveiled the Grand Convertible Concept, a vehicle that previews the production version of the Mulsanne Convertible. Set to make its world debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the new Grand Convertible arrives in a splendid Sequin Blue finish, complemented by the silver ‘liquid metal’ bonnet and windscreen frame.
The interior looks pretty impressive and it features 14 naturally tanned leather hides merged with progressive-diamond quilting. In addition, the interior features Sequin Blue thread which is cross-stitched by hand, contrasted by Beluga leather around the top of the doors and extending to the rear tonneau, framed in polished chrome.
The most interesting design element is the rear tonneau, which shows a dark-stained Burr Walnut. Under the hood, there is the iconic 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, producing 537 hp (395 kW) and 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft) of torque.