Geneva Motor Show 2015 : Bentley previews future two-seater sports model

John Slavin, Honest John.co.uk

2015 Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept.10

Bentley has revealed a two-seater concept sports model at the Geneva Motor Show today. The low-slung, muscular-looking model, called the EXP 10 Speed 6, is finished in British Racing Green and while it is a concept it’d be a surprise if it didn’t make production in some form or another.

There are no details about the engine, but expect it to use a six-cylinder unit, since it is called a Speed Six. Because this is a smaller, two-seat Bentley we imagine it will provide an alternative to cars like the Jaguar F-Type, so expect this to be the entry-level model from the Flying B if it goes on sale.

The cabin is finished with traditional Bentley style and materials, so there’s plenty of metal and quilted leather. There is also a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a dashboard that features both traditional analogue locks and modern digital readouts.

Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, commented: “EXP 10 Speed 6 is one vision for Bentley’s future – a powerful, exquisite and individual concept. The showcar 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.

“It could be a future model line, alongside the Continental GT and redefining the pinnacle of another market sector, and the styling of the EXP 10 Speed 6 could influence the expansion of the Bentley family. This is not just a new sports car concept – but the potential Bentley sports car – a bold vision for a brand with a bold future.”

 

5 Comments

  1. This is a surprise. I didn’t expect this. The side view is very Jaguar but I’m not convinced they have the front styling right. However I do like the 6 behind the grill.

  2. Will Bentley ever return to good taste ? The interiors are the big disappointment , full of trashy bling . I suppose this may have been an attraction for a certain UK market for the Continental , but it seems to have driven traditional customers away , as a result of which you cannot give second hand Continentals away. The wheels do the car no favours either . I must be getting old ……

  3. Looks very well proportioned in the flesh, much tauter than the pictures. Got a bit of Merc SLS going on from some angles. My biggest shock was Bentleys new Gold paint finish is called “Camel” !

  4. From the side, it looks like a sporty Jag and the rear part of the car looks like a mixture of an DB7 and an F-Type.
    The front is absolutely the new Bently style ==> tasteless!

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