Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Production Version Not Yet Funded
Bentley has been keeping itself very busy lately with development of the 2016 Bentley Bentayga, but even with the brand’s first-ever SUV looming on the horizon, it’s another car that keeps popping up in discussions: the beautiful 2015 Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept. When it was unveiled earlier this year at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Bentley said that the concept car “could be a future model line” and is a “bold vision for a brand with a bold future,” but the automaker is now tapping the brakes just a little bit when it comes to discussing this car’s future.
In an interview with The Detroit Bureau, Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer said that a sports car based on the EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept has not been approved for production, and the company’s main focus right now is on the launch of the Bentayga SUV. Although a business case is still being formulated for such a car to join the Bentley lineup, Durheimer definitely seems to be in the EXP 10 Speed 6’s corner as he was quoted as saying that it “will make a different company out of Bentley Motors.”
The sleek concept coupe wowed crowds with its sporty, production-ready appearance. Before we see a production version of this “state-of-the-art sports car,” Bentley has previously said that “the styling of the EXP 10 Speed 6 could influence the expansion of the Bentley family.”
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Why it matters
The fact that Bentley is “not in a rush” to bring the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept to production is a good sign for the growing automaker. With the 2016 Bentley Continental getting more popular and the all-new Bentayga set to spark an ultra-lux, high-performance SUV segment, Bentley is definitely going to have its hands full in coming years.
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Source: The Detroit Bureau