Bentley EXP 9 F Concept Car is a design proposal for a third Bentley model to sit alongside the particular Mulsanne and Continental ranges. Clearly it’s an SUV, along with while SUV’s aren’t generally known for their poise along with grace, Bentley’s designers have plumbed fresh depths of bad taste whenever styling the EXP 9 F concept. Bentley say the EXP 9 F would have been a dream project for their designers. But what they’ve created is really a nightmare. It reeks of the sort of miss-matched contours and lines typical of a lot of keen-but-naive first year automotive layout students. The front grille and headlight arrangement tend to be in keeping with the rest of the Bentley range. But his or her translation into a good SUV body has been grossly misjudged.
Bentley have taken the concept of the famous Blower Bentley’s of the late 1920s and early 1930s, and utilised that inspiration to style a number of features, which includes the day-time running lamp apertures which in addition act as the charge cooler air intakes to the engine. The enormous 23-inch turbine-style trolley wheels are also a homage in order to its supercharged grandfather. Although in reality they look like they belong on a hideously modified tasteless lowrider. Thankfully, on the inside items get infinitely better. The particular luxurious quilted leather seats of the EXP 9 F are beautifully complimented by simply a forest’s worth involving walnut veneer. The soft-touch leather upholstery is paired using durable saddle leather for high-wear areas like the actual seat backs and loadspace. Traditional Bentley “bulls eye” vents have a “rifled” gunmetal inner surface for a more contemporary along with functional appearance. The traditional-looking analogue dials are truly TFT display screens – these are matched by a larger rectangular touch screen display extending out of the center console. Rear seat passengers can chose among business mode, with generous legroom complete with fold-down keyboard along with full internet connectivity via an iPad or tablet, or a more relaxed position with powered footrest, drinks table and the infotainment screen for movies. When the rear seats are certainly not in use, they can be powered forward to create a larger loadspace for sports products or luggage.
Powering the Bentley EXP 9 F Concept is often a 6.0 litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine mated to an 8-speed transmission. Although Bentley say either their brand-new V8 or a hybrid drivetrain could furthermore be fitted.