Bentley marks centenary celebrations with EXP 100 GT Concept

By CARSIFU | 21 August 2019

LOS ANGELES: Bentley has released new dynamic images of its visionary EXP 100 GT concept car which was crowned ‘Best of Show’ prize at the pinnacle Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Alongside the new images, that also include stunning location shots taken on the Monterey Peninsula, Bentley has launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

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The ‘Bentley 100 AR’ app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car.

Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

The Home of Bentley in Monterey – a private residence in Pebble Beach that transforms to be a ‘home away from home’ – featured a display of current product including the all-new Continental GT V8 as well as the Bentayga portfolio of Design Series, Speed, V8 and Hybrid.

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Alongside the model range and customer test drive programme were a Bentley boutique and a dedicated ‘Crewe in America’ showcase of design and handcraftsmanship skills provided by a team of Bentley colleagues that joined directly from Crewe, England.

The EXP 100 GT made its Americas debut at The Quail – A Motorsports Gathering, on Friday – the first act of a trilogy of appearances that included Saturday at the Home of Bentley and a star showing alongside the Concept Lawn at the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday.

Saturday daytime saw a dedicated Centenary Parade take place at the iconic Laguna Seca raceway.

Led by a three-car echelon of the 1929 4½-litre Team Blower, record-breaking Pikes Peak Continental GT and new Continental GT V8 Convertible, the 21-car field also comprised heritage pre-war Bentleys that had completed the W.O. Bentley Tour up the California coastline earlier in the week.

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