In line with its 100th year anniversary that was celebrated earlier this year, Bently finally debuts it first EV concept, a luxury to behold
Of course, Bently cannot be spelled out of any list that comprises the most luxurious cars in the world, and if you are interested in argument, then it would be against the global statistic that set the British brand among the ‘Top 10’ in the world. Well, that is not the news here; the automaker has finally debuted its first Electric Vehicle following many years that the concept has been a trending topic, especially in the automobile world.
The British Carmaker unveiled the EXP 100 GT concept, a fully electric vehicle with a range of up to 700 km, and according to the company is aimed at showcasing what luxurious motoring in the mold of a grand tourer could be like in 2035. Wait, does that mean the car may not hit the road until 15 years from now?
If we are to wait for about 15 years to lay hands on the ESP 100 GT, then what exactly should we be excited about? you may like to ask. Well, there is a lot to tell about the Luxurious EV, but I will only pick a few that will definitely excite you the most.
Firstly, every EV requires a battery, and it is not a different case with the EXP 100 GT. The battery electric powertrain comprises of four electric motors with a maximum torque figure of 1,500 Nm, propelling the EXP 100 GT concept from 0-100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 300 km/h, according to Bentley. The luxury marque from Crewe claims that future battery technology will enable an 80% charge in just 15 minutes while helping to keep weight to 1,900 kg.
Moving on, the EXP 100 GT, apart from packing an amazing body that defines luxury also houses a lot of innovation. For me, it is all about the interior, as it employs artificial intelligence that bridges the gap between now and the future of grand touring, you probably won’t understand that if you are not passionate about cars. Breaking it down, you can expect from the Bently EXP 100 GT, a Personal Assistant that can ‘curate personal driving experiences’, with points of information along a given route, as well as journey suggestions and available luxury experiences nearby.
Talking about the default occupant number for the EXP 100 GT, you shouldn’t expect the regular Two seaters or Four seater car. In the case of the EXP 100 GT, it packs an Adaptable Biometric Seating (ABS), which according to the company, can be configured in three different ways, depending on whether the owner is driving or using autonomous mode. Temperature, passenger position, and environmental conditions are monitored to help deliver optimal comfort in all conditions. In a generalized term, the EXP 100 GT can only accommodate Three passengers conveniently, and maybe Four in other cases.
Occupants will be able to interact with the Bentley Personal Assistant via hand gestures to the front or rear Cumbria Crystal interfaces which interpret commands and offers five modes with their own characteristics which include: Enhance, Cocoon, Capture, Re-Live and Customise. All five have their various and distinctive purpose which is aimed at making the in-car experience top-notch.
I almost missed out on the infotainment aspect, trust me its nothing short of luxury, considering that the dashboard walls an OLED screen that supports both gesture and vocal interaction. When in autonomous mode, the car can play media on its OLED screens that can also be completely turned off if occupants decide to isolate themselves from the outer world.
Well, this is where I will drop my pen, and as I said earlier, I will only be spelling out the most attractive details which I believe I have done. If perhaps you want to dig in deeper on the details of the EXP 100 GT, then you can check the Bently brand’s page, or perhaps another website that basically deals with the automobile. What do you think about the Bently EXP 100 GT (EV)? Please share your opinion in the comment box below.