Unmistakably a Bentley
More photos and a video of the Bentley EXP 9 F concept have been released following its parade over at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The EXP 9 F is set to go against the Range Rover, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Audi Q7, and the upcoming Maserati Kubang.
The EXP 9 F is Bentley's luxury performance SUV design concept and is intended to be the world's fastest and most luxurious SUV. It is currently based around Bentley's 6 liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine with an 8-speed transmission, but a range of advanced powertrains are under consideration which includes the 500bhp, 4.0 liter V8 Twin turbo and a V6 plug-in hybrid.
The concept's appearance at Goodwood is said to be a part of Bentley's systematic and comprehensive process of gauging customer and public reaction to the idea of a Bentley SUV, which began with its unveiling at the Geneva International Salon d'Auto earlier this year and will continue at the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, California in August.