Bentley is showing a future design direction with the unveiling of the EXP 10
Speed 6 at Geneva. The concept is a British interpretation of a high performance
two-seater sports car.
Copper elements are used as accents to both exterior and interior features to highlight the performance hybrid potential of the concept's advanced new powertrain.
"EXP 10 Speed 6 is one vision for Bentley's future - a powerful, exquisite and individual concept. The showcar has the potential to be the new pinnacle luxury two-seat sports car. It offers thrilling, driver-oriented performance, complete with trademark modern Bentley luxury and effortlessness. It could be a future model line, alongside the Continental GT and redefining the pinnacle of another market sector, and the styling of the EXP 10 Speed 6 could influence the expansion of the Bentley family. This is not just a new sports car concept - but the potential Bentley sports car - a bold vision for a brand with a bold future," said Wolfgang Durheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors.
The exterior design of EXP 10 Speed 6 is an expression of muscular, athletic surfaces inspired by the aerodynamic shapes of aircraft fuselages and wings, according to Bentley. The ethos of the design was to develop contemporary interpretations of Bentley styling cues, which have been brought together with beauty and precision. The result is a coupe of clean, modern surfaces whilst remaining unmistakably Bentley.
The inspiration for the interior comes from the continuous line that runs around the cabin, driving through the console and into two symmetrical wings before flowing into the door and looping back into the console armrest. Two sports seats are positioned either side of the narrow center console which houses exquisite driver controls and a 12-inch touch screen. These features combine futuristic technology seamlessly with progressive Bentley craftsmanship.
The rear interior space is divided into two compartments designed to house a specifically designed four-piece luggage set.