Tradition meets tech
As Bentley continues its war on stereotypes, its latest concept is far removed from its tweed-wearing, stiff-upper-lipped beginnings. Aiming to give the burgeoning electric vehicle market some much-needed refinement after Morgan jumped in with the EV3, the EXP 12 Speed 6e replaces the lightweight, soulless materials often found in rival EVs for a heady cocktail of leather (diamond stitched and embossed, naturally), copper, and infotainment screens, mounted beautifully in a glass centre console. Bentley’s trademark muscular flanks and famous grille are still present, while its internal running gear would make long-distance grand touring at speed comfortable yet eerily silent, as one expects from a Bentley. Produced to gauge public opinion on Bentley’s potential future strategy, the EXP 12 Speed 6e is sure to raise a few eyebrows at Geneva, but will it get the hearts of the desired younger clientele racing?