2017 Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e concept image

Don’t let yourself fooled by the name – we’re not talking about a revisiting of the beautiful EXP 10 Speed 6 concept from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show – this is an entirely different showstopper.

Or is it? For this edition of the Swiss show, Bentley thought about stealing the spotlight by concealing this surprise – the “EXP 12 Speed 6e.” It’s Crewe’s idea of a beautiful convertible – they took the first concept and chopped the roof. This is just another prototype, so speculation can ensue about Bentley ever producing a nimble, fast and more affordable coupe / droptop than the Continental series. This nimble showcar is still surrounded in mystery because technical details haven’t been revealed yet.

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We did sift through the press images and inside the premium cabin sits a digital round display inside the 200-mph (322-kph) speedometer with a range of 257 miles – 413 km. As it is obvious, the exterior and interior are inspired by the previous coupe version, with retro lines and a high tech specification sheet thanks to the LED headlights and the OLED touchscreen inside the cabin. The cut-away steering wheel is also something else – alongside the copper elements on the gear selector and other elements. The unknown battery pack can be recharged via a regular charging point or wirelessly using the concept’s support for inductive charging.