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​Bentley EXP 100 GT is an electric vision of luxury in 2035

Today Bentley is 100 years old. Although the Brothers Walter Owen and Horace Milner Bentley founded Bentley Motors Limited on January 18, 1919, it was a false start. Due to financial difficulties, the company had to be restarted in six months, so now the official founding day of Bentley is July 10, 1919. Over the past year, the company has already presented anniversary special versions of serial machines, but the main gift is declassified today.

Bentley EXP 100 GT is a software concept car that shows the direction of the brand for the next decade and a half. As planned, this can become a big and luxury car class Grand Tourismo by 2035. Curiously, about the same goal pursued and shown three years ago, the concept Rolls-Royce Next 100. But if its designers came off in full, the creators of the Bentley EXP 100 GT still kept themselves in hand.
Of course, the concept coupe has an electric drive and a full autopilot, although the cabin still retained the steering wheel and pedals.

The length of the machine — 5.8 m, width — 2.4 m! A door two meters wide when open soar nearly three-meter height. The body is made of aluminum and carbon fiber, so the weight of the concept — only 1900 kg, while the production Bentley Continental GT pulls 2.2 tons.
The finish uses copper, and the paint, which is covered with the body, produced using recycled rice husks: on the idea, it gives the surface a special micro relief. Huge rear lights — on the finest organic LEDs (OLED).

On the same technology displays from the inside of doors are made. There are no traditional screens on the front panel — only a large projector under the windshield, and the media system is equipped with "artificial intelligence" Bentley Personal Assistant with voice and gesture control.

The cabin is designed for four, the front passenger seat has a huge range of adjustments. The front seats are controlled by electronics: it can imperceptibly change their position and shape based on biometric data, including the pulse and blood pressure of the riders. You can choose from five modes of such assistant (Enhance, Cocoon, Capture, Re-Live, Customise). The combined upholstery is made of textile, wool and cotton disguised as leather. And in the trunk is a unit for cleaning the incoming air into the cabin.

About the power plant of the machine, the developers told sparingly. Bentley EXP 100 GT has four electric motors (one for each wheel), their power is not named, but the maximum torque reaches 1500 Nm. The maximum speed is 300 km/h, acceleration to the "hundred" takes less than 2.5 s. the Capacity of the traction battery is also classified, but it should be enough for 700 km of mileage, and recharging by 80% of the "fast" terminal will take only 15 minutes.

Bentley EXP 100 GT will be the main exhibit of the brand on the upcoming motor show, but hardly will have an impact on the next serial news. We are waiting for 2035.


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