Bentley. An iconic motoring brand, ever since WO Bentley’s four-valve-per-cylinder screamers ruled Le Mans in the twenties. Yes they got bought out by Rolls Royce in the 1930s, but the marque was still responsible for expressions of engineering beauty such as the 1950′s R-Type Continental and the 1980s excess of the Mulsanne Turbo. The Bentley Motors article on Wikipedia provides a good overview of this once proud marque.
But then they throw away all that glorious automotive heritage and come up with this. The EXP 9 F (which sounds like a programmable calculator command). Yes, they say it’s only a concept, but that’s what Porsche said about the Cayenne and now they’re everywhere. The EXP 9 F is ugly. Tremendously ugly. Drug dealers will probably love it. The rest of us will hang our heads in shame at another car manufacturer sullying their hard-won reputation with the production of another modern SUV.