The goal of the Bentley 2030 Concept was to create the “Ultimate Luxury” sportscar, a GT of epic proportions that would appeal to young, extremely wealthy customers, with a particular attention to the Chinese market.
The car has very dramatic proportions, with a length of 5.2 meters, a width of 2 meters and a height of 1.5 meters. Compared to the current Mulsanne the 2030 concept is 30 cm shorter, while maintaining the same extended wheelbase of 3.2 meters.
The profile is characterized by the long hood and the set-back cabin with its sloped roofline.
The flowing, streamlined lines are enhanced by the separated side wing elements which partially cover the rear wheels and by the wraparound DLO with hidden A-pillars.
The narrow volume of the rear end leaves the rear tires partially exposed, while the lower, full-width lower bumper cover provides visual balance and serves as a splash guard.
The project was developed into a 1:5 scale clay model and displayed at the 2012 Art Center Spring Grad Show.
About the Designer
David Schneider is a Transportation Design student at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
(Image Courtesy: David Schneider)