The ultra-sleek, fully electric Bentley EXP 100 GT has been crowned our Concept Car of the year. The stunning grand tourer is powered by a 1,106 pound-feet (1,500-Newton-meter) battery-electric powertrain capable of propelling the GT from 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds (the same as a Bugatti Veyron – yet in a 19-foot long, 2 ton luxury GT). Top speed is 186 mph (300km/h) and driving range 435 miles (700km) with charging from 0-80% taking just 15 minutes on a fast charger. Of course all of this is purely theoretical, but definitely achievable in the near-future.
Inside is where the EXP 100 GT really shines, with an interior that consists of aluminum, copper inlays, wool and reclaimed wood that’s 5,000 years old, sourced from the Fenland Black Oak Project in Norfolk, England. The GT also features a personal assistant, and the ability to replay previous journeys on the windscreen whilst in motion through a feature called “Re-Live”. This of course means that the car features full autonomy, which includes five distinct driving modes such as “Cocoon” which “envelops driver and passenger in purified air and opaque glass”. Classy.
So, in a year full of exciting concepts previewing a mesmerizing electric future we picked the EXP 100 GT as the one that stood out. Other notable mentions from this year include the Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion and the Hyundai 45 EV. Do you think the Bentley GT was the best of them? Let us know in the replies section below!