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Mike Stevens | Mar, 03 2015 | 3 Comments

Rumours in the past year of a purposeful new coupe model in the growing Bentley range have firmed this week, with the unveiling of the new EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept.

Debuting in Geneva this week, the EXP 10 is believed to signal Bentley’s intention to take on the likes of Aston Martin and Ferrari - among others - in offering a low-slung GT performer.

This is no successor to the Continental GT, however. While Bentley’s long-servicing coupe is a hugely capable monster in its top-spec forms, the EXP 10 represents a focused, stand-apart package.

Perhaps the clearest symbol of that intent, apart from its low and wide supercar styling, is the fact that the EXP 10 Speed 6 is strictly a two-seater.

That alone means that it could never replace the Continental GT, let alone the fact that the EXP 10 is clearly smaller in all directions.

In fact, speaking in Geneva, Bentley boss Wolfgang Duerheimer confirmed that if the EXP 10 enters production, it will sit alongside the Continental GT, rather than above or in place of.

Bentley has not released full details on the new concept, including its specific dimensions, although it is believed that any production future would see it ride on the Volkswagen Group’s flexible MSB platform.

The company has also confirmed that a hybrid powertrain provides motivation in the EXP 10, although again, no specific figures have been released.

On the styling front, the EXP 10 wears a new take on Bentley’s iconic styling, with the familiar twin headlights now stretching back toward the wheels and flanking an even broader version of the company’s big rectangular grille.

The concept’s profile, although more squat, shares much with the larger Continental GT. A deep new vent along its sides works to set the concept apart, however.

Likewise, the rear teases a simplified new look with a pair of small elliptical tail lamps resting above dual-port exhaust tips.

“The styling of the EXP 10 Speed 6 could influence the expansion of the Bentley family,” the carmaker said in a statement today, suggesting we could see this new look spread across the future Bentley range.

Those changes will likely be further down the line, however, with the coming new Bentayga SUV already revealed to feature a more traditional front-end design.

Watch for more details on the EXP 10’s production potential to coming in the months ahead.

MORE: Bentley News & Reviews | Concepts

 
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