Bentley has unveiled its own rival to the Porsche 911 in concept form, the new EXP10 Speed 6.[Not a valid template]
Smaller and more compact than the Crewe company’s existing, images of the new EXP10 were revealed ahead of this year’s Geneva Motor Show on a specially dedicated VW Group night.
While elements of the Continental remain – most notably about the headlights – the overall design is amongst the most radical we’ve seen from Bentley in some time, since the similarly named EXP9 concept that eventually morphed into Bentley first ever SUV, the Bentayga. In keeping with Crewe’s concept history is a front grille reminiscent of the Hunaudières design that eventually spawned the Bugatti Veyron under the VW group umbrella. Designs at the rear though are more simple, the EXP10 sporting simple taillights and quad exhausts.
Inside it’s typical Bentley, with fine leather upholstery and wood trim. The overall look though has been modernised courtesy of a portrait-orientated touchscreen for the infotainment system.
Details under the bonnet have yet to be released, but it seems likely the sporty newboy will house Bentley’s established 4-litre V8 as found in the Continental GT Speed and GT V8 S. The ‘6’ in the name though has many speculating that the EXP10 could house a brand new six-cylinder powerplant. The name is also reminiscent of the Speed 8, Bentley’s last official motorsport contender before the company’s official return with the Continental GT3 last year.
More details to come from the Geneva Motor Show.