Bentley Batur Convertible

Strictly limited to 16 examples worldwide, the Bentley Batur Convertible innovates in color and materiality never seen before on a production Bentley, inspired by the depths of nature.

Bentley Batur Convertible Photo by Bentley Motors

Created by Mulliner, Bentley's in-house bespoke division and the longest-standing coachbuilder in the world, the Bentley Batur Convertible follows the exquisitely hand-crafted Bacalar barchetta and Batur coupe. With the Batur Convertible, Mulliner continues its long tradition of crafting truly individual cars tailored to the wishes of each of its extraordinary clients.

The Batur Convertible furthers the innovative design DNA introduced by its coupe sibling that will ultimately guide the design of Bentley's future cars. The Batur Convertible retains the most powerful version of Bentley's iconic W12, with a 750 PS, hand-assembled 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged engine that has metaphorically powered Bentley's success for the last two decades. With the engine to finish production this summer, the Batur Convertible will be one of the last ever Bentleys to use this incredible powertrain.

The Bentley Batur Convertible

Bespoke two-seat grand touring
Bentley has a rich history of open-cockpit cars, from the first Bentley in 1919 through the company's foundation years in the 1920s to the most recent - the Bacalar. The architecture of the Batur Convertible has allowed Mulliner's designers to seize the opportunity to create a theme that not only blends the design of the Bacalar and Batur but also includes the usability of a convertible. The designers also chose to highlight the two-seater character with a ‘wraparound' cockpit inspired by the design of the Bacalar.

The dramatic airbridge behind the seats and tapered cowls at the rear hark back to the Barchetta sports cars of old, underlining the promise of a dynamic, driver-focused adventure in a cosseting, cocooned environment. The airbridge and tapered cowls are aesthetic and provide a semi-enclosed luggage compartment behind the two front seats.

Bentley Batur Convertible Top View

The convertible roof delivers an aesthetic of beauty as a modern, tactile alternative to a hardtop roof. A combination of insulation material, sealing system refinements, and acoustic treatments creates a cossetting environment that can be deployed or stowed in just 19 seconds. The car can travel at up to 30 mph (50 km/h), transforming it from a luxurious coupe into an open-top Grand Tourer at the touch of a button.

Personal and uniquely commissioned
Mulliner's in-house design team will help co-create every Batur Convertible with its customer, working together through a specially created Mulliner visualizer that allows any part of the car to be customized in color and surface finish. Endless samples of unique materials bring texture to the process, and the resulting designs will be truly individual and created by the customer - limited only by their imagination.

Bentley Batur Convertible Side view

Customers will be able to specify the color and finish of practically every surface of the Batur Convertible to create a car that is as individual as it is. Beyond the exterior form of the vehicle lies an almost endless array of choices for each car's future owner to make. 

Paint choice is infinite - starting with the full Mulliner color palette and traveling beyond into fully bespoke paint and even hand-painted graphics. The exterior brightware can be any mix of light and dark, satin, gloss, or even titanium. Another subtle option is a graduated contrast color to the front grille for a vibrant ombre effect.

The Batur Convertible offers further areas to personalize, with the unique Airbridge, tonneau cover, and roof materials able to be specified to complement the rest of the cabin and exterior.

Interior of the Bentley Batur Convertible

In the cabin, the highly exclusive option of 3D printed rose gold includes key driver touch points, such as the Bentley Drive Mode Selector, encircling the start/stop button and used to change chassis modes. The centerpiece of an exquisite cabin, the dial complements the design of the front grille. Rose gold can also be applied to Bentley's iconic Organ Stop vent controls in the dashboard and a rose gold insert marker on the steering wheel itself.

Bentley Mulliner has collaborated with expert goldsmiths based in the historic Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, England, where jewelry has been made for centuries, to craft unique parts. This special collaboration highlights Bentley's ability to combine new, advanced manufacturing technologies with more traditional materials and finishing techniques.

Exclusive and powerful
Each Batur Convertible will be handcrafted over several months in Mulliner's workshop at Bentley's carbon-neutral factory in Crewe, England. Production will be limited to 16 pieces, each among the last ever Bentleys to be powered by the company's iconic W12 engine in its most potent iteration.

For the W12 powertrain that the Batur Convertible shares with its coupe counterpart, a revised intake system, upgraded turbochargers, new intercoolers, and extensive recalibration enables 750 PS and 1,000 Nm of torque to deliver exceptional performance for this pinnacle grand tourer. This engine development is in celebration of its achievements over 20 years, over which time it has been developed to produce nearly 40% more power while fuel economy has improved by 25%. The W12 is paired with Bentley's eight-speed double-clutch transmission and a sports exhaust to provide a soundtrack that keeps up with the level of performance. The entire exhaust system is in titanium, while the finishers are 3D-printed in titanium.

Rear of the Bentley Batur Convertible

Batur Convertible Car #0
The engineering development car - Batur Convertible Car #0 - has been designed with the same level of attention to detail as a customer's specification. The exterior paintwork is a bespoke color - Vermillion Gloss over Vermillion Satin Duo tone - that provides a vibrant color across contemporary surfaces. Front splitters, side skirts, and rear diffusers in high-gloss carbon fiber underscore the bodywork. 

The front of the car features an exceptional art grille - the primary matrix is finished in Gloss Dark Titanium, accented with contrast chevrons in a horizontal ombré pattern that flows from Beluga in the center and lightens to the vibrant sides in Vermillion Gloss. The "endless bonnet" line is finished in Gloss Dark Titanium paint, as are the 22" wheels, with the spokes in Gloss and Satin Black Titanium with Vermillion Gloss accents.

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