New Bentley EXP 100 GT to mark brand’s 100th birthday

The new Bentley EXP 100 GT has been teased ahead of its official reveal on 10 July, the date of the British brand's 100th anniversary

Bentley is 100 years old this year, and the British luxury marque has teased a new car called the Bentley EXP 100 GT. It -will make its public debut on 10th July, the firm’s official birthday. 

The EXP 100 GT’s name already reveals plenty about what we should expect from the car. EXP names are reserved for Bentley’s concept’s for starters – and as proved with the EXP 10 Speed 6, they don’t have to make production. The number 100 is an obvious reference to the centenary, but GT indicates that the car will be a grand tourer – most likely a two-door, therefore.

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Bentley says the EXP 100 GT will be “a physical embodiment of the future Bentley brand” and a “transformative zero-emissions concept car that will inspire extraordinary human experiences through a perfect blend of technology and craftsmanship”. The car will feature “a fascinating array of materials seamlessly blended together by the designers at Bentley Motors”, the firm claims.

That reference to zero-emissions motoring means the EXP 100 GT will be pure-electric – and it will also have self-driving functions, because Bentley adds that the car “will intelligently and sustainably enhance the owner’s grand touring experience, whether enjoying the thrill of driving or being driven autonomously”.

There’s no definition as yet of how far into the future the car will look. And the single teaser image and short video clip focus on the door sill’s treadplate, which has an illuminated EXP 100 GT logo. However, the video also shows what appears to be the door rising vertically upon opening, instead of extending away from the vehicle, so it looks likely that the vehicle features scissor doors.

Bentley is asking enthusiasts to pre-register for the EXP 100 GT’s reveal event, which will be live streamed at 4pm BST on Wednesday 10 July. Interested parties will need to register before this coming Saturday at www.extraordinaryjourneys.bentley.

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