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Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 is one curvaceous, conceptual coupe

Bentley is known for big, heavy and expansive grand tourers. For its latest concept, the company has crafted something a little more svelte.

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GENEVA -- If you want to go touring the continent of Europe in luxury with a couple of friends, there are few ways to do it better than inside a Bentley Continental GT. That marque has defined the art of "grand touring" for decades. Sometimes, though, you might want something with more of a sporting nature. Enter the new Speed 6.

This new concept, whose formal name is the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6, is a two-seater coupe that is far from small yet still rather more svelte than its stablemates. The car's pronounced rear fenders draw a strong influence from Bentley's other current offerings, but moving forward the car tapers sharply to a low, striking nose with inset headlights and a huge, chrome grille.

That grille is also trademark Bentley in appearance, but it's far more detailed than its current production models, thanks to metallic 3D printing. Fancy tech continues on the inside, with a 12-inch touchscreen situated between the seats. A digital dashboard is found behind the wheel, paired with an old-school physical tachometer.

The interior is an exquisite place to be. Josh Miller/CNET

Copper highlights can be found inside and out, something Bentley says points to the "performance hybrid potential" of the car's batteries. Sadly, that's all anyone is saying about the powertrain at this point, so it's anybody's guess how much power it's putting down and through how many of its four wheels.

The EXP 10 Speed 6 is just a concept at this point and Bentley says "customer reaction" will determine whether it sees production. Take one look at the attached gallery above and we think you'll be hoping for the best.