Report – Is the Bentley Mulsanne finally going topless for special series convertible? image

The British ultra-luxury automaker is allegedly taking another long look at the shelved plans for a drop top Mulsanne – and this time around a limited-run special series might actually be around the corner.

The automaker’s overall chief – Wolfgang Dürheimer – said in a recent interview such a model could be reaching the select markets capable of handling the huge price tag in as little as two years. As a limited-run special edition, you can imagine those prices would be just as exclusive as the model – most likely starting in the one million pounds ($1.47 million at current exchange rates) price range. “Such a model would be built in 20 units and sold to absolute connoisseurs at a very high price, ” commented Dürheimer.

This is not the first time we’re being enticed about a convertible Mulsanne – Bentley has showed prototypes of a convertible on more than one occasion but none of them was actually given the green light. We can remind ourselves about the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance or the Los Angeles Auto Show Grand Convertible concept (seen here) which reminded us about the tentative Mulsanne drop top. Other reports are pointing out that Bentley might revive the Azure moniker for the special series – if this time around manages to exit development hell.

Via Car and Driver