In the Bentley Mulliner department in Crewe are hours of satisfaction. After completing the first Blower, the makeover of the British marque’s historic racing car dating back to the late 1920s, the employees also finished assembling the first Bacalar (with Atom Silver Satin paint).
Each car is the first of their respective 12 vehicle series. The customers’ first cars follow their engineering prototypes, known in Bentley as “Car Zeroes”. Each completed significant durability, performance mileage, and climate testing at various locations, and approval for both projects was successfully secured to allow full-fledged production to begin. But now we move on to the actual action.
Bentley Mulliner and Motorsport Director Paul Williams commented, “Seeing these first two cars now finished gave the whole team a huge sense of pride. Years of work have gone into the design and development of these projects and seeing them together is incredibly rewarding“. Due to the nature of these personal fees, Bentley is unable to reveal the identity of customers or where the cars will be headed. However, as far as Bacalar is concerned, there are details to reveal its uniqueness.
The champagne colored satin silver called Atom Silver is the color chosen by the customer for the very first car completed by Mulliner. The car is mounted on 22-inch Bacalar Tri-Finish rims, with satin dark gray spokes and glossy Moss Green accents. The same moss green accent is applied to the center bar of the front grille, inside the headlights, the chrome frame of the upper body and around the glossy black “humps” at the rear. Glossy black contrasts the A-pillars, grille surrounds, hood vents, side vents, underside of the body, rear bumper and brake calipers. The rear of the car is finished with gloss black exterior tailpipes with a Moss Green interior.
The Bacalar Car One interiors follow the same chromatic rebound between black and green. The interior details are truly special, thanks to the bronze finishes for the steering wheel and headrest bezels, the use of satin nickel for the Bentley clock and rotating display dial, and Bacalar bespoke suitcases, which fit behind the front seats. A bespoke key box will also be delivered to the customer, finished in leather and with Moss Green stitching to match the car. The key itself features a special Bacalar knurled finish.