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Bentley Azure: Early preview of future model

Bentley Azure

We found an interesting preview of the next-generation Bentley Azure.

As the bug-eyed Mulsanne sedan gets set to take over for the Arnage, so will a two-door drop-top version of the Mulsanne take over for the Azure. With the investment Bentley has made in its Crewe facility to build the Mulsanne, it only makes sense that the automaker will build more than one variation to spread the cost around.

In all likelihood, the convertible will keep the name Azure, and it will also share the sedan’s 6.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces a not-insubstantial 505 horsepower. That’s enough to scoot this great heaping monument to wealth to 60 mph in just over 5 seconds. The Azure, which should become available about a year after the Mulsanne hits the market, will also use the sedan’s eight-speed automatic. The Azure, like the Mulsanne, will offer as many different varieties of wood veneer trim as the transmission offers gears.