Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept is Crewe designers take on the future of luxury sports cars.
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept is Crewe designers take on the future of luxury sports cars.
A quintessentially British interpretation of a high performance two-seater.
A quintessentially British interpretation of a high performance two-seater.
The show car could become a future model line, alongside the Continental GT.
The show car could become a future model line, alongside the Continental GT.
Short front overhand, long bonnet, stretched C-pillar and wide rear deck imply effortless performance.
Short front overhand, long bonnet, stretched C-pillar and wide rear deck imply effortless performance.
Interior is styled around a continuous line that runs through the console and into two symmetrical wings.
Interior is styled around a continuous line that runs through the console and into two symmetrical wings.
Instrument panel features a mecbanical rev counter on the left of a digital display.
Instrument panel features a mecbanical rev counter on the left of a digital display.
Narrow centre console houses handmade controls.
Narrow centre console houses handmade controls.
The space behind the seats is divided into two compartments, designed to house a specially-made four-piece luggage set.
The space behind the seats is divided into two compartments, designed to house a specially-made four-piece luggage set.

By IOL Motoring Staff

Geneva Motor Show - The EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, centrepiece of the Bentley stand at the 2015 Geneva motor show, is Crewe's take on the future of luxury sports cars.

It's a quintessentially British interpretation of a high performance two-seater using modern automotive design and advanced technology, hand-built with the finest materials.

In his presentation Bentley chairman Wolfgang Dürheimer enthused: “This is not just a sports-car concept, but a potential Bentley sports car. The show car could become a future model line, alongside the Continental GT.”

The brief was to create contemporary styling from classic starting points, starting with a new interpretation of the iconic Bentley matrix grille and four round headlights to the paint colour - a deeper, metallic version of British racing green - while the short front overhang, long bonnet, stretched C-pillar and wide rear deck imply effortless performance.

HANDMADE CONTROLS

The interior is styled around a continuous line that runs through the console and into two symmetrical wings before flowing into the doors and looping back into the console armrest. Sports seats in quilted leather share a narrow centre console housing handmade controls and a 12-inch touch screen.

Even the door panels feature Bentley's traditional quilted look - milled directly into solid straight-grain cherry wood, each diamond finished with a copper centre, while the instrument panel includes a mecbanical rev counter on the left of a digital display, combining old-school with modern tech for the best possible reason - because it works.

The space behind the seats is divided into two compartments, designed to house a specially-made four-piece luggage set and trimmed like the rest of the cabin, in Poltrona Frau leather.