British automaker Bentley is cooking up a high-performance two-seat sports car and the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept is a preview of what’s to come.
Unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor How, the EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept is a sportier evolution of the Continental GT, featuring a slimmer, more angular and more aggressive body more fitting of a James Bond movie. The front fascia sports relatively low-slung headlights that pay tribute to classic British performance cars, as well as a large “6” shaded into the grille.
Moving back, we see a side profile dominated by a sloping greenhouse, massive brake ducts, swept-back wheels, and very muscular rear fender, while slim LED taillights, an aggressive splitter, and molded-in exhaust outlets give the rear end both a classy and athletic look.
Inside, the EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept houses a fully-digital instrument cluster, aluminum / leather steering wheel, quilted Poltrona Frau Leather seats, and solid cherry and brushed aluminum trim throughout. A high-tech touchscreen spans the top portion of a narrow center console and sits atop a classic analog clock.
Bentley didn’t release performance specifications, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the car is at least as powerful as the Continental GT, which produces 582 horsepower (590 PS) and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft.) of torque from Bentley’s trademark 6.0L W12 engine.
“EXP 10 Speed 6 is one vision for Bentley’s future – a powerful, exquisite and individual concept,” stated Wolfgang Dürheimer, CEO of Bentley Motors “The show car 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.”
Not only does the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept preview a high-performance sports car that will be sold alongside the Continental GT, but it also points to the future of Bentley styling. Frankly, it is the sexiest Bentley I have ever laid eyes on.