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An Extravagant Exterior: Bentley Explores the Future

By Eliza Jordan

July 19, 2019

Last week, Bentley celebrated 100 years of extraordinary design in the automobile industry. For the past century, from the inside out, each car shares a luxury experience unlike any other—a presence undeniable for both its impressive features and its ease during journeys.

New for the brand is its EXP 100 GT—a concept car that, from the inside out, stuns its passengers with an array of design details unlike any of its previous models. While most spend their time enjoying the car’s interior, a Bentley exterior is a testament to its craftsmanship.

With the new car, sustainable future of luxury is here. The muscular exterior explores the brand’s future design direction, implementing its distinct DNA with striking new details—the R-Type Continental haunch at the back; round headlights that overlap the grille; and a new sleek coat of paint color named Compass from recycled rice husks. Both the driver and passenger are welcomed to regal doors over six feet wide that pivot outward and upward. When fully open, they rise to almost 10 feet high.

This journey into the future continues down to the car’s core. The Bentley EXP 100 GT, masuring 19.02 feet long and 7.87 feet wide, is crafted from lightweight aluminum and carbon fibre. Furthering its attention to sustainable materials, the model features decorative copper and aluminum details.

When approaching, it’s hard to ignore the powerful expressive lighting. Dramatic and dynamic, the illuminated matrix grille and Flying B mascot comes to life when someone approached the car, traveling along the central spine and into the cabin. And when departing something special catches our eyes—a 3-D OLED screen on the horseshoe section, where lighting effects blend in with the rear lamps.

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