The Bentley EXP 100 GT Is Bentley’s Vision Of The Future

Bentley’s latest concept car Bentley EXP 100 GT gives us a glimpse into 2035 and the future of the Grand Tourer.

On 10 July 2019, 100 years to the day after the Bentley brand was founded, Bentley unveiled a new approach for the future of Extraordinary Journeys. To bring this vision to life, they created a radical new concept car – The Bentley EXP 100 GT.

The Bentley EXP 100 GT explores how grand touring could look in 2035. In Bentley’s own words, it is inspired by the elements of travel – the light above you, the air around you and the earth beneath you – it is designed to stimulate all the senses to enhance the wellbeing of everyone who travels in it. The car is designed and build to be the ultimate vehicle of luxury and comfort.

5.8 metres of pure British luxury

Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept Car
The Bentley EXP 100 GT features a huge grill. Photo: Bentley Motors

The EXP 100 GT represents the kinds of cars we want to make in the future. Like those iconic Bentleys of the past, this car connects with its passengers’ emotions and helps them experience and safeguard the memories of the really extraordinary journeys they take.

Stefan Sielaff, Director of Design, Bentley Motors

Bentley’s vision for the future starts by creating spaces that make every journey extraordinary. This is immediately apparent in the design of the Bentley EXP 100 GT. Its 5.8-metre body has a dramatic new face blending both iconic Bentley cues with futuristic features. The massive mesh grille is made up of 6,000 LED which gives the front an unmistakable expression. The doors are also distinctive with their huge are two-metre width and upward opening feature.

And before you start to sweat, relax, you won’t have to park this huge car yourself, or even drive it for that matter. The car will be fully autonomous so that you can sit back and enjoy the ride. But if you are anything like us, car aficionados, you will want to drive this beauty yourself. Thankfully Bentley has included a steering wheel!

Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept Car
The wing-doors are still trendy in 2035. Photo: Bentley Motors

The future is electric

The broad consensus among auto companies of today is that the future is electric. This is also rooted deep within Bentley’s vision, with electrical versions of all cars planned for as early as 2023. It will come as no surprise then that the radical new concept car The Bentley EXP 100 GT is fully electrical and will feature a zero emission powertrain with an estimated 700km range.

Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept Car
The Bentley EXP 100 GT is fully electric. Photo: Bentley Motors

While only a concept at this point, the full engine specs has been released by Bentley. The EXP 100 GT is a battery-electric vehicle with four motors enabling torque vectoring to make the most of the system’s peak torque output of 1100 lb-ft. These motors allow for a zero-to-sixty mph run of 2.5 seconds, and a top speed of 186 mph. The horsepower, however, is not yet known at this point.

Say hello to Bentley’s AI on board computer

Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept Car
The Bentley EXP 100 GT Cumbria Crystal AI interface Photo: Bentley Motors

The car is filled with state-of-the-art technology combined with the British craftsmanship that lies in the core of Bentley’s DNA. The on board AI computer is surrounded by crystals from Cumbria Crystal, the last remaining producer of luxury hand-blown, hand-cut crystal in the UK. They are prepared through a meticulous process, with each piece taking up to 18 days to complete.

The on-board computer is really the equivalent to a digital butler and chauffeur, designed to learn from the passenger’s needs and pre-empt them as much as possible. For instance, the car will automatically adjust the seat based on what will give you maximum comfort. The AI can be controlled with hand gestures which lets you choose between five different driving experiences. The Enhance experience, for instance, will enrich the light, sounds and even smell of the outside to give an experience that is close to driving without roof. On the other hand of the spectrum, the Cocoon experience goes the opposite way, turning the glass opaque and creating a protective space filtered from the outside.

Watch the official concept movie

The movie below show the Bentley EXP 100 GT up close and in motion accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack. As a precaution, goosebumps might occur ..

You can read more about the Bentley EXP 100 GT using the link below.

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