Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 is a hybrid concept car by Bentley launched in 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show. Bentley has said that the EXP 10 Speed Six will go on sale between 2018 and 2020, and will be available in coupé 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.
The Bentley EXP 10 is two seat coupe smaller than the existing Bentley Continental GT. The project was managed by Bentley’s head of design, Luc Donckerwolke. 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. Additionally, the Speed 6 is Bentley’s first use of 3D printing, with parts of the grill and other parts of the 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.
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. The production variant could be called Barnato, a homage to former Bentley chairman and race car driver Woolf Barnato – was a British financier and racing driver, one of the “Bentley Boys” of the 1920s.