British luxury car manufacturer Bentley has introduced the Mulliner Bacalar - a $2 million roofless car featuring interior trim made of wood from trees that fell down 5,000 years ago.
The Bacalar is a Barchetta, or a car that features no roof whatsoever. The all-wheel drive car will mostly drive in rear-wheel, but has the ability to shift power to the front wheels if traction is compromised. It comes with 650 horsepower, a 12-cylinder engine, and an 8-speed transmission.
Trim in the interior is made from felled trees naturally preserved for more than 5,000 years in rivers, lakes, and peat bogs in the Eastern U.K. Aging in wet soil for so long has given the wood a distinct black color, says Bentley. After being dug up, the wood was carefully dried to prevent decay.
Only 12 models will be made initially, and already they've all been presold.
Bentley was set to unveil the car at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5, but the event was cancelled indefinitely due to fears of the coronavirus.
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