Bentley’s latest concept car commemorates the company’s first 100 extraordinary years in business by offering a glimpse into what the future holds for the automotive titan whose brand has become synonymous with high end luxury cars. Propelled by an all-electric platform that features autonomous driving capability, the Bentley EXP 100 GT has been designed from the ground up to take audiences to the year 2035.
So what exactly is the car of the future made from? Bentley outdoes itself with a truly comprehensive vision of “sustainable future luxury” that includes a compass exterior paint made from recycled rice husks, cabin features made from 5,000 year old copper-infused Riverwood, embroidered cotton surfaces/carpets made from British farmed wool, and an organic leather-like textile adorning its elegant interior.
Bentley makes the statement that all-electric vehicles will become the foundation of its product range by 2035. A 1,106 lb-ft battery electric powertrain propels the Bentley EXP 100 GT from 0 to 60 mph in under 2.5 seconds, reaching a top speed of 186 mph. Battery life is not compromised by that raw power as the car’s driving range reaches 435 miles on a single charge. The battery at the core of its performance can be recharged from empty to 80% in just 15 minutes by harnessing truly futuristic fast-charging technology. Though just a concept car, the Bentley EXP 100 GT will serve as a benchmark for future models as the company carries its legacy into a second century of luxury vehicle manufacturing.