Bentley’s EXP 10 Speed 6 concept car has been awarded Gold in the Transportation category of the German Design Awards.
The German Design Council selects a panel of international design practitioners to judge the entries. They selected the EXP 10 Speed 6 for the Gold award as a result of its “timeless, iconic Bentley design, clever use of new materials and aesthetic dynamism.”
Panel judge, Johannes Barckmann, added: “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.
“The exterior inspires with a progressive, elegant design vocabulary that transports the classic car into the future. 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 hybrid-powered concept car previews the design direction future Bentleys will likely take.
“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,” said Bentley’s head of exterior and advanced design, Sangyup Lee.
The Bentley Flying Spur and Continental GT Speed – both refreshed in 2015 with a string of new interior features and exterior styling cues – also received special mentions from the German Design Awards judging panels.