2011 Bentley Mulsanne at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Just as the Continental GT has its Flying Spur sedan and GTC convertible variants, Bentley’s upcoming 2011 Mulsanne sedan is expected to spawn its own two-door variants. The legacy started with cars like the Brooklands and Azure Convertible, both of which are in desperate need for a replacement.
The information comes from Bentley executive Dr Ulrich Eichhorn, who hinted at the possibility of a coupe and convertible Mulsanne. Eichhorn explained that the Mulsanne will reset the luxury car benchmark for years to come, so it’s understandable the company has such ambitious plans for the platform.
“With this car, we assessed the performance, craftsmanship and refinement of the Arnage--and enhanced it in every way. We have produced a car of the highest possible quality,” Eichhorn claimed.
If a two door Mulsanne tickles your fancy, don’t hold your breath as the coupe and convertible variants are still several years away from launch.
Power in the new coupe and convertible will almost certainly match that of the Mulsanne, which means a twin-turbocharged 6.75-liter V-8 engine with a generous 505 horsepower and 752 pound-feet of torque on tap.
Looks like the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe and Drophead will soon have some competition. The story doesn't end there as Rolls-Royce is also expected to launch new coupe and convertible variants of the new 2010 Ghost sedan, which you can read about here.