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Geneva LIVE: Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6

by Byron Hurd

Bentley has a new sports car concept in Geneva.

Bentley has unveiled its EXP 10 Speed 6 concept at the Geneva Motor Show.

"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," said Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors.

The EXP 10 Speed 6 concept takes the Continental GT formula and makes it slimmer, more angular and more aggressive. The two-seater's proportions make for a sleeker overall visual package than its production big-brother's.

Up front, the concept's headlights-at-the-nose look recalls classic British performance cars. A subtle "6" is shaded into the corporate grille.

The side profile is dominated by a sweeping greenhouse, massive brake ducts, swept-back wheels over massive brakes, and a bold, muscular rear fender. In the rear, sculpted LED taillights match molded-in exhaust outlets over an aggressive rear splitter.

Inside, saddle-brown, quilted Poltrona Frau leather seats dominate a luxurious and sporty cabin. The trim is solid cherry and brushed aluminum, and a touchscreen center stack sits beneath a classic analog clock. The aluminum-and-leather steering wheel frames a full digital cluster. Behind the seats, the cargo area sits under the sloped rear glass.

Dürheimer envisions the EXP 10 Speed 6 spawning a new model alongside the Continental GT, and promises that, if nothing else, it represents a "bold vision" for future Bentley styling trends.

Live photos by Ronan Glon.

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