On Monday, at the Geneva Palexpo center (the same place SIHH, Bentley debuted a gorgeous new concept coupe called the “EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept.”
The EXP 10 Speed 6 features a metallic British Racing Green paint job and a copper colored leather interior. Its front-end is dominated by a two-piece, metallic egg-grate pattern grille and futuristic styled quad headlights, a look that is reminiscent of the current Continental GT but clearly more aggressive. The long hood, sculpted-sides, significantly flared rear-end, and huge 5-spoke blade-style wheels – make for a muscular stance that tells you this is a performance car (beyond the current Bentley Continental GT).
Entering the car is done through swan-wing doors (that open more at a 45-degree angle than scissor doors which open closer to a 90-degree angle). Once inside the cabin, you will recognize the signature diamond quilted pattern seats, in a rich copper color. On the dashboard, instead of traditional gauges, Bentley went with a modern digital gauge cluster and 12″ tablet style display in the center, which is appropriate considering this concept is supposed to be based on a hybrid motor.
According to Bentley, “Every exterior material and each individual detail is designed to modern Bentley style. Cutting-edge 3D metal printing technology has allowed the grille mesh, exhausts, door handles and side vents to be delivered with micro-scale design detail precision. The iconic Bentley mesh grille, for example, is no longer a flat plane of latticework but includes varying depth with a complex 3D geometry only visible when viewed at an angle. Bentley’s renowned quilted leather has inspired three dimensional texture to the precision glass of the headlamps.”
No confirmation if the coupe will ever go into production, although it would be hard to imagine Bentley not at least using some of these ideas in future cars.
For more, visit Bentley.