Bentley blasts into the future with electric EXP 100 GT Concept

Bentley has unveiled its latest concept called the EXP 100 GT, a stunning fully electric luxury Gran Turismo designed to preview what Bentley customers would be driving in 2035.

Featuring a sleek and muscular body that explores the brand’s future design direction, it incorporates the company’s unmistakable DNA, with the famous R-Type Continental haunch at the rear, round headlights that overlap the grille in a nod to the famous Bentley Blower, and a long graceful body that harks back to famous models of yesteryear.

“The Bentley EXP 100 GT represents the kind of cars we want to make in the future,” said Stefan Sielaff, Bentley’s Director of Design.

“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.”

Created to mark the company’s 100th anniversary, the EXP 100 GT is powered by four electric motors with a torque vectoring system that produces a combined output of up to 1,340hp and 1,491Nm of torque. That’s up to 1,000kW of power!

Bentley claims the EXP 100 GT is capable of rushing from 0-60mph (97km/h) in less than 2.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 186mph (300km/h).

That’s not all, Bentley also says the EXP 100 GT’s batteries can be topped up to 80 percent capacity in just 15 minutes, thanks to future battery technology that is expected to offer five times the current energy density. The result is 700km range on a full charge.

As fewer batter cells are required, along with an aluminium and carbon fibre intensive body, the luxury GT tips the scales at just 1,900kg – a remarkable feat for a car of its size. To give you an idea of how big the car is, it measures 5.8 meters long and almost 2.4 meters wide. The driver and passenger doors are two meters wide and pivot outwards and upwards for easy access. Fully open, they rise to almost three meters.

Perhaps the most impressive feature is the EXP 100 GT’s on-board artificial intelligence Personal Assistant in the form of an illuminated crystal from Cumbria, England. Bentley says it can pre-empts passenger needs and even maximise comfort based on its knowledge of its owner, such as adjusting seat surfaces for better support.

There’s also biometrics embedded throughout the car to track eye and head movements, and even blood pressure.

The airy interior comes in three different seating configurations, depending on whether it’s in autonomous driving mode or not.

What do you think? Are you excited about the future?

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