Members of the Bentley design team were at the German Design Awards in Frankfurt last week to collect Gold in the Transportation category for the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept car.
The German Design Council selects a panel of what it considers international design experts to judge the entries, and the awards are among the most noteworthy in their field.
“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,” said Panel judge, Johannes Barckmann.
“EXP 10 Speed 6 is a thoroughly modern British interpretation of a high-performance two-seater sportscar. It showcases the future direction of luxury and performance using the finest materials and advanced hybrid technology – a powerful, exquisite and individual concept,” added Bentley design boss, Stefan Sielaff.
The Flying Spur and Continental GT Speed – both refreshed in 2015 with a number of new interior features and exterior styling cues – also received special mentions from the judging panels.