The new Bentley’s EXP 10 speed 6 concept has been the main highlight of Geneva motor show 2015, it hints at a new sports car from the bespoke British brand. The styling of the EXP 10 Speed 6 could influence the expansion of the Bentley family. The muscular athletic surfaces of EXP 10 Speed 6 look like the aerodynamic shapes of aircraft fuselages and wings. The egg-crate grille and quad headlights give a new face to Speed 6 and also a new interpretation of the iconic Bentley grille and automaker’s signature four-round headlamps design.
Meanwhile, on the inside, the cabin is absolutely striking. Two quilted seats are positioned on either sides of the narrow center console which houses most of the driver controls and a 12-inch, curved touchscreen display. Open the doors you are greeted by the tan quilted Poltrona Frau leather on the seats and doors. The steering wheel made with aluminum accents and shifter are the biggest aesthetic takeaways. Modern takes that Bentley desperately needs to implement in it’s production models is the digital dash and tablet-like center stack.
The sumptuous brown leather contrasts beautifully with the British Racing Green trim that matches the exterior. The car also has copper-colored accents, both inside and out. The doors of EXP 10 Speed 6 feature 3D quilting, milled directly in to solid straight-grain cherry wood. Each resulting diamond is finished with a copper center. A sweeping dashboard design features both advanced display screens and traditional analog gauges for an interesting mix of modern technology and old-world craftsmanship. There is no detail on the engine yet. The EXP 10 Speed 6 is said to be powered by an advanced hybrid drive train.
The EXP 10 Speed 6 is a powerful, exquisite and individual concept. The show car has the potential to be the new pinnacle luxury two-seat sports car. There’s no word yet on an official timeline whne we will get to see a production version. The EXP 10 Speed 6 offers thrilling, driver-oriented performance, complete with trademark modern Bentley luxury and effortlessness. Interestingly, the platform underpinning the EXP 10 Speed 6 is likely to be the Volkswagen Group’s new MSB for front-engined, rear-wheel-drive cars, which was developed primarily by Porsche.
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