2015 Geneva - Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept is a sign of things to come from Crewe

Much to the astonishment of those visiting the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, Bentley sprang a ‘green’ surprise. And that came in the form of EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept, a sexy two-seat luxury sports car that hints at a potential new model from Crewe to join an already-desirable model range that includes cars like Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne.

Finished in bright metallic green, the EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept is a modern interpretation of all the iconic design cues that we have come to associate with Bentley. It looks chic and contemporary and yet retains all of the traditional elements. Thanks to its long hood, low grille, short overhangs and sloping roofline with broad shoulders, the EXP 10 Speed 6 sports an athletic stance. The twin-circular headlights look fantastic and sport incredible detailing, the three-dimensional texturing in the precision glass notwithstanding. The large mesh grille and the wide air dam that wraps around it from below are neatly executed and exude class. Designers at Bentley have found a way to continue their love affair with the ‘oval’ theme at the rear. The taillights and exhaust pipes bear testimony to that.

The interiors are characterized by two continuous lines running across, splitting the cabin into two individual sections. The center tunnel houses a rather nice-looking 12-inch touchscreen apart from the regular driver controls. Quilted leather and knurled surfaces, two trademark Bentley traits, impart a sense of true luxury while the instrument binnacle combines the best of analog and digital worlds. As we would come to expect, craftsmanship and attention to detail appear top notch, atleast from the images released.

While Bentley has not revealed any details on the powertrain and mechanicals likely to go under the EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept’s skin, it has dropped a firm hint that this show car could influence the design direction of future models from Crewe. That, indeed, is a sign of good things to come!

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