First unveiled last month, the fully-autonomous, electric Bently EXP 100 GT concept imagines an ultra luxurious tourer for the year 2035. Starting on the outside, it comes equipped with a massive mesh grille decorated with 6,000 LED bulbs, rounded, beveled headlights that break the tradition of standard Bentley two-roundels, and of course, the magnificent hood-mounted Flying B. Read more for an up-close look video, additional pictures and information.
At 4,188-pounds and measuring 19-feet long, 7.8-feet wide, it sports an aluminum / carbon fiber body and thick-spoked “Active Aero” wheels. Underneath its shell, you’ll find an electric powertrain that generates an insane 1,106 pound-feet of torque, enabling it to hit 60 miles per hour in a mere 2.5 seconds, while topping out at 186 miles per hour. When fully charged, you can expect a range of 435 miles, but Bentley states that an 80% charge takes just 15-minuts on a fast charger.
The real magic is Bentley’s artificially intelligent personal assistant, which is located in the center console as an illuminated crystal, that controls five distinct autonomous driving modes: “Enhance” (input from the outside), “Cocoon” (pumps purified air to driver / passenger and turns glass opaque), “Re-Live” (replays highlights of past journeys), and “Customize” (combines all four).
“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,” said Bentley’s director of design, Stefan Sielaff.