Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept Is Looking Great In California

Roughly a month after the EXP 100 GT Concept was revealed online, the car celebrated its U.S. debut at the Monterey Car Week. To capture the moment, Bentley snapped some photos of the eye-catching concept on the Monterey Peninsula.

The EXP 100 GT Concept celebrates the British automaker’s centenary, and it was only fitting to visit Monterey as the marque had a strong and consistent presence throughout the various events held during the week.

First up, the concept was showcased at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering before being moved to the Home Of Bentley and, last but not least, being a star on the Concept Lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Also Read: Bentley Looks Into The Future With The Electric EXP 100 GT Concept

Elsewhere, numerous other Bentleys, old and new, could be found throughout the various events in and around Monterey. For example, no less than 21 models lapped the Laguna Seca Raceway as part of a special Centenary Parade. Among them were three 1929 4.5-liter Blowers, the record-breaking Pikes Peak Bentley Continental GT and the new Continental GT V8 Convertible.

Sunday’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance included more than 60 different Bentleys competing in the six individual classes across the show field. A 1931 8 Liter Gurney Nutting Sports Tourer was awarded the prestigious ‘Best of Show’ award at the event.

Bentley doesn’t intend on bringing the EXP 100 GT to production and says that it simply previews the types of vehicles the company wants to make in the future. It is powered by an all-electric powertrain with four electric motors for a combined 1,340 HP and 1100 lb-ft (1491 Nm) of torque.

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  • Six_Tymes

    WOW!

  • stelvio

    Reminds me of that monster in the movie “The Shape of Water”

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Bentley should fire all the designers and start a legal action against them for ruining the brand’s appeal.
    The front end of this car should be punished with capital sentence.

  • Porkopolis

    Looks like that Bentley-Genesis partnership is paying off…

  • Richie Rich

    Guess I’m not wealthy enough to appreciate this kind of beauty.

  • The-Fez

    Not sure if it looks great or not because these images are grainier than Del Monte Beach.

  • Christian Wimmer

    Absolutely LOVE IT. Inside and out.

    Now this gets me excited about electric cars. Because when I have to spend the next 383883 hours charging my car, I can at least look good doing so! 😀

  • TheBelltower

    In a way, it’s a good concept. But it’s overdone and busy.

  • LOOKS LIKE TOYOTA LENT OUT THEIR DESIGNER.

  • sidewaysspin

    That grille is hideous or is it the headlights which seem to be made of the same stuff? Anyway that’s not art or elegance it’s just weird yes a bit like a Lexus an alien spaceship, fortunately the rest of the car is way better and simpler.

  • Astonman

    Had a great time talking with the Bentley design team at Pebble. Spent about 40 minutes talking with these guys. I just loved their enthusiasm for the craft and their excitement in describing the reason for their designs and how it was created. With the advent of autonomous and electrification, they feel they have a more freedom in design. The front end was designed that way because electric cars don’t need a true grill but they wanted to give an impression of ventilation in the grill while still keeping the Bentley DNA intact with its signature grill. When you get up close, you really see the complexity and beauty of the design. The true ventilation is below the grill where the air cools the battery pack that sits on the skateboard platform. They’re playing with ideas for the future – some will stick and some won’t. Got to test drive the GT but honestly I had a funner time talking shop with the guys. I highly recommend anyone can get to Pebble to do so.

  • Astonman

    Had a great time talking with the Bentley design team at Pebble. Spent about 40 minutes talking with these guys. I just loved their enthusiasm for the craft and their excitement in describing the reason for their designs and how it was created. With the advent of autonomous and electrification, they feel they have a more freedom in design. The front end was designed that way because electric cars don’t need a true grill but they wanted to give an impression of ventilation in the grill while still keeping the Bentley DNA intact with its signature grill. When you get up close, you really see the complexity and beauty of the design. The true ventilation is below the grill where the air cools the battery pack that sits on the skateboard platform. They’re playing with ideas for the future – some will stick and some won’t. Got to test drive the GT but honestly I had a funner time talking shop with the guys. I highly recommend anyone can get to Pebble to do so.

  • Ben

    I wanna pour whiskey into the headlights.

  • MarketAndChurch

    One of the best looking designs since the Elmiraj, the Ciel, and much better than the Maybach 6. Sad only VW group are going hard after the geometric patterning. I hope PSA and Renault jump on that bandwagon soon.

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