Bentley has marked its 100th birthday with the unveiling of its vision for the future of luxury mobility.

Designed from the inside out and taking advantage of an all-electric platform, the Bentley EXP 100 GT concept reimagines the Grand Tourer for the world of 2035.

This Bentley says is a world of shared luxury experiences where passenger and driver enjoy equal status in their enjoyment of their extraordinary journeys.

The meticulously sculpted cabin is luxuriously tactile, helping to create a harmonious environment designed around the well-being of its passengers.

This is seamlessly integrated with the unique AI, known as the Bentley Personal Assistant, which helps the car’s occupants enhance and curate their Grand Tour experiences.

The car is engineered to create a greater awareness of the world outside, with an intelligently-curated collection of materials.

These include 5000 year old Copper Infused Riverwood; Compass exterior paint made from recycled rice husks; 100 per cent organic leather-like textile from wine making; British Farmed Wool carpets and embroidered cotton interior surfaces which all create sustainable future luxury, adding to the enhanced reality of the grand touring car of the future.

Made from lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre, the Bentley EXP 100 GT measures 5.8 metres long and almost 2.4 metres wide, with doors that are two metres wide and pivot outwards and upwards.

Fully open, they rise to almost three metres, adding to the sense of occasion on arrival.

Sustainable and intelligent, a battery electric powertrain, with intelligent power and charge management, will ensure that the Bentley EXP 100 GT is as powerful and exciting as its conventional predecessors.

Next Generation Traction Drive will enable maximum control via torque vectoring, applying 50 per cent increased power and 35 per cent less mass for more effective cornering.

The battery system will power four motors that offer a 0-100km/h time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 300km/h and maximum torque of 1500Nm.

Active Aero Wheels dynamically adjust to deliver efficiency or maximum performance feel; Intelligent Pirelli Tyres that adapt their contact patches based on weather conditions or driver demand.

Future battery technology will offer five times the conventional energy density, and charging the Bentley EXP 100 GT to 80 per cent of capacity will take only 15 minutes.

Charging is automatically taken care of by the Bentley Personal Assistant.

Weight is a remarkably trim 1900kg and a range of 700km will be possible.

To celebrate the drive, the Bentley EXP 100 GT is optionally autonomous.

Adaptable Biometric Seating that adapts to the driver mode, or swivels rearward with the steering wheel retracted away in autonomous mode.

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.