Unveiled at the prestigious Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, the new EXP 10 Speed 6, gently dubbed the new ‘Bentley baby’ is a spectacular two-seater that is posed to redefine the market for luxurious vehicles when it becomes available in three years time.
The new model is expected to be powered by a specially-tweaked 500 brake-horse-power 4.0 litre twin-turbo engine – only recently introduced into other Bentley models. This will allow the EXP to match the top speed of 200mph of other cars in the Bentley range.
In terms of design it is a considerably smaller car with only two seats and two doors, but the change in size does not come at the expense of comfort. The smaller sporty car offers a sublime blend of “modern automotive design, highly skilled handcrafting, the finest materials and advanced performance technology” as eloquently described by a Bentley spokesman. It is a model packed with potential as it offers thrilling, driver-oriented performance with trademark modern Bentley luxury and effortlessness.
The coupé is believed to be the start of a radical new family of five distinct models. With a price tag of Euro 168.500 (£120,000) the high performance two-seater sports car will be the epitome of pinnacle luxury. From the striking copper elements on both exterior and interior features to the innovative technology and excellent craftsmanship – this model is an embodiment of Bentley’s design ambition.
Futuristic technology in the face of two-metal 3D texturing and a deftly intuitive 12” touchscreen facilitates the driving experience. The quilted sports seats are aesthetically-pleasing and covered in high-quality leather.
The new EXP 10 Speed 6 concept captures Bentley’s signature style brilliantly with its design reinterpreting the classic Continental GT styling cues like the four-round headlamps and matrix grille. A beautiful and subtle change are the stretched-oval taillamps over top dual exhaust tips of the same shape.