Bentley Mulliner completes hand-built Bacalar, Blower Car One

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Bentley Mulliner completed the first examples of a series of hand-built and bespoke cars. 

Each car is part of a 12 vehicle series, with Bacalar Car One being the first customer delivery of Mulliner’s new coachbuilt creation. Meanwhile, Blower Car One is a millimeter-accurate mechanical recreation of a 1929 supercharged 4.5-liter, and is the first customer car of the world’s first pre-war continuation series.

The first Bacalar and Blower follow their engineering prototypes, known in Bentley as the “Car Zeroes." The prototypes have logged in mileage in performance and climate tests. Thanks to the tests, the engineering sign-off of both projects was successfully achieved to allow customer builds to commence.

Made as a bespoke model, the Bacalar Car One wears a carbon fiber body finished in champagne-tinted satin silver called Atom Silver, a shade specifically made for the customer. 

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The car sits on 22-inch Bacalar Tri-Finish wheels, with polished faces, dark gray satin spokes, and gloss moss green accent highlights. The same moss green accent is applied to the front grille center bar, the insides of the headlamps, the upper body chrome surround and around the gloss black “power humps” to the rear. Gloss black details around make the finishing touches. 

The interior of Bacalar Car One follows the same black and green trend. Beluga leather is accented with moss green hide to the wings of the console, the outer seat backs and throughout the cabin as contrast stitching through the unique Bacalar quilting pattern. The seat centers use fine Nappa leather, while the carpets are beluga diamond-carved overmats with Moss Green binding and stitching.

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Open Pore Riverwood veneer, with unique satin bronze detailing, flows across the cockpit into the doors and behind the front seats, creating a circle of 5,000-year-old veneer.

The first Blower Continuation Series car is a shining example of classic, period-correct design. It's finished in bespoke Birkin Green paint, a recreation of the color of the original Blower from 1929, which Bentley still owns and runs weekly.

The Birkin Green body is complemented by identically colored wire wheels, with color-matched leather trimming the interior. The foldable roof is in black.

Mechanically, the car is identical to the original, save for two safety-critical features. These features are modern electric fuel pumps, and a foam baffle to the fuel tank. A dynator, a reworked alternative to the original dynamo has also been added, offering a more powerful and reliable charging system while retaining the look of the original dynamo.

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The engine is a brand-new example of Bentley’s own four-liter design, featuring aluminum pistons, an overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder, and twin spark plugs.

Attached to the front is the iconic supercharger that gives the Blower its name, and is an exact recreation of that created in the 1920s by renowned engineer, Amherst Villiers. Power has been measured as part of engine sign-off, with the near-100-year-old design reliably making 240hp. 

As the Blower Car One and Bacalar Car One are given to their respective owners, the Mulliner build team continue work on the next three cars in both series "Each one (will be) as special and unique to their owners as these first examples," Bentley said. 

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