Photo Courtesy of BentleyWhen you get to the upper echelons of the automotive market, the luxury cars get more enticing, but the choices get slimmer. For example, if you're looking for a stately four-seat convertible and have six figures to spend, you'll probably be looking at a Bentley Continental GTC. But if you've got a little more cash on hand, you may be enticed by the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.
Bentley used to play in that league with the Azure convertible, and was surely displeased to see its customers consigned to arch-rival Rolls-Royce. Intending to get those customers back, Bentley has announced plans for a new top-of-the-line cabriolet of its own.
Based on the Mulsanne sedan, the Vision convertible concept was shown to a select group of journalists and potential clients at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - the same place where the four-door model was unveiled three years ago. For those who weren't in attendance, the British automaker has also released the sketches you see here.
Unfortunately few details were released alongside the renderings, except to say that the new flagship convertible is on its way. Since it is based on the Mulsanne, expect the same 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 engine to carry over, but with the four doors replaced by two longer ones and a folding fabric roof. The wheelbase was also said to have been shortened over the sedan, but you can still expect the cabrio to be one of the most commodious on the market.
Although technically a show car for the time being, we can expect Bentley to debut the production version of the Mulsanne convertible - or whatever name the luxury automaker chooses to bestow upon its new flagship model - in the near future.
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