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The Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Hybrid is a super car concept by Bentley aunched in 2015 at the Geneva Motor ShowBentley has said that the EXP 10 Speed Six will go on sale between 2018-2020 and will be available in coupè and roadster versions, with an all-electric version using a similar powertrain as the Porsche Mission E, being available. A V6 plug-in hybrid and V8 engine variants, as well as a possible W12 engine may also be available.

2015 Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept car at Motorshow Geneva
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Production 2015 (concept car)

2018–2020 (estimated production start date)

Class Grand tourer
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Similar Ferrari California

Porsche 911

Designer Luc Donckerwolke


About Edit

The Bentley EXP 10 is two seat coupe smaller than the existing Bentley Continental GT. EXP 10 project was managed by Head of design, Luc Donckerwolke. It is fitted with a V6 but the production version of the concept is expected within three years and will be fitted with the 500 bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 from the Continental GT. The expected price of the model is £120,000 (about US$173,000).

Design Edit

The Bentley EXP 10 Speed Six represents a new design direction for Bentley, and is a significant departure from the brand's current styling language. The Speed 6 retains Bentley's signature dual round full-LED headlamps, but the main headlamp is almost an oval-shape, but when seen from head-on it appears to be perfectly round. The second headlamps is similar to the second headlamps of the Bentayga and Mulsanne, and is smaller than the main headlamp and features an integrated headlamp-washer.

The rear tail-lights are different than any the taillights of any other Bentley vehicle. The taillights are red-coloured glass and are in an oval shape, they protrude from the rear of the car and are full-LED taillights, and their shape is almost exactly the same shape as seen in the Speed Six's wide dual tailpipes.

The Speed Six is Bentley's first two seater, and it features an aerodynamic design with many different creases and lines in it's body, and Bentley's signature "Flying B" design element has been the inspiration for the b-shaped crease on the Speed Six's side panels and doors. And a Flying B side-grill is present as well.

Additionally, the Speed 6 is Bentley's first use of 3D printing, with parts of the grill and other parts ofthe body being 3D-printed. The grill it Bentley's signature mesh-like grill, and features for the first-time a :3D design". The Speed 6 is still a coachbuilt and mostly-handmade car, just as other Bentley's are.

Inside the Speed 6 features several curved OLED displays, the first use of curved and OLED technology in a Bentley. For a car of it's class, it features an unprecendented amount of leather, wood veneers, bespoke options, and interior appointments compared to it's potential rivals including theLamborghini Huracan, Jaguar F-Type, Porsche 911Ferrari California, and others.

Production Edit

The Bentley EXP 10 Speed Six has been approved for production and will be available in coupe and convertible variants, along with a choice of all-electric, V6-plug in hybrid, V8 and possibly W12 powertrain options available. It is expected to go on sale anytime from 2017-2020, and will likely be shown in production form at an autoshow in the latter part of 2016.

Powertrain Edit

The concept car featured a V6 plug-in hybrid powertrain, the first V6 plug-in hybrid powertrain ever used in a Bentley concept or production vehicle (a V8 plug-in hybrid was used in the Mulsanne Hybrid Concept in 2014).

Although the concept car was shown with a V6 plug-in hybrid, the production version has been confimred to likely include an all0electric version, which will be Bentley's first all-electric vehicle, and it's second plug-in vehicle (after theBentayga V8 plug-in hybrid which will arrives in 2017)

There has been speculation of a V8 being available, the same engine used in theContinental GT, and it is likely to be available in the production version as well. There will likely be a Speed or Supersports version of the EXP 10 Speed Six and it has been suggested that there may be a W12 engine available as well.

It is very unlikely that there will be a diesel engine available, unlike in the Bentayga (which will feature a disel engine as an option in 2017).
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