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Bentley unleashes its most powerful car ‘Batur’

Bentley Motors has unveiled the Bentley Mulliner Batur – a new two-door grand touring coupé that embodies the start of a design revolution at Bentley. Created by Director of Design Andreas Mindt and his team, the Batur showcases a new design DNA that will ultimately guide the design of Bentley’s future range of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).

The collection of just 18 series examples of the Batur is the latest project by Bentley’s in-house bespoke and coachbuilding division, Mulliner, and succeeds the Bacalar that relaunched coachbuilding at Bentley. Like the Bacalar, the Batur is named after a beautiful natural body of water. The Batur will also be the most powerful Bentley yet, with a 740+ PS version of the iconic, hand-assembled 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine that has metaphorically and literally powered Bentley’s success for the last two decades. Engine performance will be matched to the most advanced Bentley chassis ever, with Speed-tuned air suspension, electric active anti-roll control, eLSD, four-wheel steering and torque vectoring. While the Bentley Mulliner Batur may appear to be another limited-run special model based on the mass-produced Continental GT, the car actually is the symbolic end of the W12 era for Bentley. With the first EV arriving in 2025, the Batur is a design demonstrator for the future electric cars to come from Bentley, as the brand has more or less stuck to a similar design with its models for decades. “Beneath the beautiful exterior lies the most powerful engine we’ve ever developed. Our W12 engine is easily the most successful twelve-cylinder automotive engine in history, and as it approaches its retirement to make way for future hybrids and BEVs, we want to mark its accomplishments.”, the company said in a statement.

The collection of just 18 series examples of the Batur is the latest project by Bentley’s in-house bespoke and coachbuilding division, Mulliner, and succeeds the Bacalar that relaunched coachbuilding at Bentley. Like the Bacalar, the Batur is named after a beautiful natural body of water. The Batur will also be the most powerful Bentley yet, with a 740+ PS version of the iconic, hand-assembled 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine that has metaphorically and literally powered Bentley’s success for the last two decades. Engine performance will be matched to the most advanced Bentley chassis ever, with Speed-tuned air suspension, electric active anti-roll control, eLSD, four-wheel steering and torque vectoring. While the Bentley Mulliner Batur may appear to be another limited-run special model based on the mass-produced Continental GT, the car actually is the symbolic end of the W12 era for Bentley. With the first EV arriving in 2025, the Batur is a design demonstrator for the future electric cars to come from Bentley, as the brand has more or less stuck to a similar design with its models for decades. “Beneath the beautiful exterior lies the most powerful engine we’ve ever developed. Our W12 engine is easily the most successful twelve-cylinder automotive engine in history, and as it approaches its retirement to make way for future hybrids and BEVs, we want to mark its accomplishments.”, the company said in a statement. The Bentley Mulliner Batur is priced at $2 million (Dh7,345,000).

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