Here's Your Chance To Buy the Ultra-Rare Bentley Bacalar Coachbuilt Luxury GT

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Photo: Mecum
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Bentley has created many stunning creations over the last few decades, including the most important one from a financial perspective: the Bentayga SUV.
However, despite remaining committed to certain classes, the crew from Crewe has also experimented with all kinds of breathtaking projects. One of them was the Bacalar, which premiered some four years ago with the company's coachbuilding division, Mulliner, behind it.

Boasting looks inspired by the EXP 100 GT Concept unveiled in 2019, the Bentley Bacalar is a roofless luxury grand tourer that screams Continental GT through its pores, albeit with a different styling all around. Its rear track is 0.8 inches (20 mm) wider than that of its mainstream sibling, and from certain angles, it sends Aston Martin vibes.

While the show car mentioned above came with a battery-electric powertrain, boasting an incredible 1,340 horsepower and 1,100 pound-foot (1,491 Nm) of torque, the Bacalar stays true to the ICE recipe. Under the hood rests a twin-turbo 6.0L W12 motor, making 650 hp (659 ps/485 kW) and 664 pound-foot (900 Nm) of torque. Thus, it is 24 hp (24 ps/18 kW) punchier than the Conti GT and also features an eight-speed DCT and all-wheel drive.

Bentley Bacalar
Photo: Mecum
As you probably remember from a few years ago, Bentley only made 12 copies of the Bacalar, and we just stumbled upon one that is looking for a new home. It is car #12, featuring a classy dark green paint finish on the outside, the original wheels, and a black leather interior with a few orange touches in the form of piping and double stitching. It also gets the brand's rotating display, and it is a brand-new ride if you were wondering.

This 2022 example hasn't seen much action at all, as the odometer reads 119 miles (192 km), according to the vendor. That's a bit over the delivery mileage, yet overall, it is brand-new and likely still retains some of that new car smell. Thus, it is ready to hit the open road, and hopefully, it will do that more often in the possession of its future owner, as this GT was designed to feast on miles like there's no tomorrow in superior comfort.

Mecum is advertising this ultra-rare Bentley Bacalar on its official website here, and the car will go under the gavel at the Indy 2024 auction. The event takes place between May 10 and 18, 2024, and this vehicle will be auctioned off on the 17th. The auction house hasn't released an estimated selling number, yet this is a multi-million dollar machine. If you forgot, it used to sell for just under $2 million when it was new. So, would you pick it up or get something more exciting instead?
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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