It’s the concept car with a quarry-load of class – and now the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 has struck gold in the transportation category of the German Design Awards.
Recognised as one of the most highly respected design competitions in the world, the German Design Council selects a panel of international experts to judge the entries.
And they selected the EXP 10 Speed 6 for the gold gong thanks to its timeless Bentley design, clever use of new materials and aesthetic dynamism.
Panel judge Johannes Barckmann said: “The designers of the EXP 10 Speed 6 achieved a fantastic reinterpretation of the British legend.
“This is particularly apparent when looking at the interior. The door panels are not covered with leather, but instead with high-quality wood.
“EXP 10 Speed 6 is an extraordinarily beautiful automobile that perfectly combines aesthetics and precision – and is unmistakably a Bentley. It couldn’t be done better.”
The EXP 10 Speed 6 is a British interpretation of a high-performance two-seater sportscar, showcasing the future direction of luxury and performance using tip top materials and advanced hybrid technology.
Bentley’s head of exterior and advanced design Sangyup Lee added: “EXP 10 Speed 6 dominated the conversation at Geneva earlier this year, and is one of the most talked about concept cars of recent times.
“Our progressive and innovative design – while retaining a classic British look – is also thoroughly modern and dynamic.”
The Bentley Flying Spur and Continental GT Speed – both refreshed in 2015 with a complement of new interior features and exterior styling cues – also received special mentions from the German Design Awards judging panels.