The Batur is a showcase of a new design DNA that will ultimately guide the design of our future range of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).
The Batur is the most powerful Bentley yet, with a 740+ PS version of the iconic, hand-assembled 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine. Engine performance is matched to the most advanced Bentley chassis ever, with Speed-tuned air suspension, electric active anti-roll control, eLSD, four-wheel steering and torque vectoring.
When creating the Batur, the design team reimagined the Bentley design language, keeping some continuity with the past and present while also drastically changing key elements.
A new interpretation of the classic Bentley power line sees the line stretch from the bonnet along the whole length of the car, creating an ‘endless bonnet’. Meanwhile, the visual mass of the car is moved rearwards, further adding depth to the haunches.
At the front of the car, the famous Bentley grille is now lower and more upright, giving a stronger face and a more dominant stance. This is complemented by a new headlight shape and design that are matched with all-new tail-lamps at the rear that sit either side of a deployable spoiler.
Overall, the form is cleaner and simplified, with curvaceous surfaces bisected in the right places to reflect light and dark and bring more muscle to the design.
The collection of just 18 series examples of the Batur is the latest project by Mulliner, and succeeds the Bacalar. Like its predecessor, the Batur is named after a beautiful natural body of water. Lake Batur is an 88m deep, 16 km2 crater lake in Kintamani on the island of Bali, Indonesia, and provides nutrient-rich water to both local hot springs and agriculture.
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