That was quick – it was only was only three weeks ago that the Bentley Mulsanne Vision concept, a droptop take on the brand's flagship sedan, was sketched out for the Pebble Beach crowd. Now Autocar reports that a production version is expected to be approved later this year, with a launch something like two years away. And even though it hasn't been officially given the go-ahead, it has a price: "at least £275,000" ($436,232 U.S.). That price would make for a £50,000 premium ($79,313 U.S.) – at least – over the current UK price of the Mulsanne sedan.

Just as the Continental GTC differs from its coupe sibling, Autocar says the Mulsanne cabrio would be unique from the A-pillars back as compared to the sedan. Shortened by roughly six inches in both length and wheelbase, frameless doors and a lowered windshield will contribute additional rakishness, and note the rear fender treatment meant to evoke the fifties-era Bentley R Type in the upper right corner of the sketch above. At launch it is predicted that power will come from the twin-turbo 6.75-liter V8, but Autocar predicts that V12 power being developed for the production version of the EXP 9 F SUV will eventually find its way up front.


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      Moe Khan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sweet Jesus, the sketches are gorgeous. It'll be absolutely gorgeous.
        Sir Duke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Moe Khan
        Agreed, just pray that it doesn't get contaminated by any styling cues from that god-awful SUV the are going to building. It would be an insult to this design to even wear the Bentley badge, if that ugly thing also wears the Bentley badge.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Moe Khan
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      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      hey bentley send over a few of these sketches to lincoln they could use some ideas right now.
        Blakkar
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cruising
        You should try googling concept sketches for the Mark 9 and MKR. You would swear they already were. Plus the MKR and MKT concepts look like Bentley had a hand in designing them.
      David J. Bernstein
      • 2 Years Ago
      Awesome drawing. The original old car shown in the top right corner and the newer retro design...awesome. Bentley has the design heritage to offer us a beautifully styled retro-designed car. This is going to be epic and out of my price range!
      Awhattup
      • 2 Years Ago
      I always loved Bentley convertibles. There is a Bentley dealer right out side of my house. well... I ain't anywhere well off to even get a test drive but would love to see it in real
      SubieFan
      • 2 Years Ago
      The sketches have the feel of something out of anime, nice lighting and lines, the profile looks sharp! Looks like an uber luxo $$$ convertible to me!
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks amazingly good.
      JF
      • 2 Years Ago
      Do you hear this? It's the collective yawn of blasé'd one-percenters.
      d.hollywood
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sweet sled. Coming to an NBA parking lot near you.
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      cozmcrae
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is there some kind of contest going on to see who can build the most expensive car in the world? There certainly is a horsepower war going on, and in an age of high energy prices it's little short of obscene. And, to the writer: I strongly suspect that the past tense of the verb "to green light" is green lighted, not greenlit.
        dickn2000b
        • 2 Years Ago
        @cozmcrae
        You sir, are quite correct. The past tense of greenlight is greenlighted, not greenlit. This is yet another example of how poorly educated the current crop of "journalists" are.
          dfarleydds
          • 2 Years Ago
          @dickn2000b
          How true, and corrupted by a liberal educational system no doubt.
        airwulf
        • 2 Years Ago
        @cozmcrae
        I'll wager the people who will own one of these coaches couldn't care less what you drive but you must make the comments.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @cozmcrae
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      dice
      • 2 Years Ago
      talk about rear overhang....
      Chupa Cabra
      • 2 Years Ago
      Reminds me of an early '80s Cadillac Eldorado- especially the Touring Coupe.
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