Bentley is forging new territory with this spectacular new EXP 10 Speed 6 concept that makes a surprise debut at this year’s Geneva auto show. Rumors of a two-seat Bentley sports car have circulated for some time now, and the stunning coupe concept is said to closely preview a future model that could join the lineup below the Continental GT four-seater.
The Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept’s drop-dead-gorgeous looks take plenty of cues from the current Bentley lineup, but the car’s slimmed-down, athletic proportions are a departure from chunkier large Bentleys like the Continental and Flying Spur. The EXP 10 has a low, sloping nose with a large mesh grille that’s flanked by large, round headlights, and shapely front fenders give the car a wide, muscular stance. We see hints of Aston Martin in the profile, which beautifully combines a fastback-like greenhouse with prominent rear haunches that lead into the clean, simple rear end marked by ovoid taillights and exhaust pipes.
This stylish sports car is not just a design study, as the EXP 10 Speed 6 is said to be powered by an advanced hybrid drivetrain. Bentley has not yet released more details on the mechanicals beneath the EXP 10 concept’s shapely body, but we would expect this new two-seat sports car to ride on the Volkswagen Group’s MSB platform that’s intended for the next Porsche Panamera as well as other future Bentley and Audi models. European bureau chief Georg Kacher also predicted last fall that convertible and hardcore GT3 variants would be in the cards for this unnamed Bentley sports car.
The EXP 10 Speed 6 concept also features a finished interior, which is ornate and high-class in typical Bentley fashion. The sumptuous brown leather contrasts beautifully with the British Racing Green trim that matches the exterior, and a sweeping dashboard design features both advanced display screens and traditional analog gauges for an interesting mix of modern technology and old-world craftsmanship.
There’s no word yet on an official timeline for an eventual production Bentley sports car, but Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer confirmed in an interview a few months ago that such a model was a strong possibility to expand the Bentley lineup along with the upcoming Bentayga SUV.
Expect to hear more details about the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept over the next few days as it is officially revealed at this year’s Geneva auto show.