RCA students team up with Bentley to create “Bentleys of the Future”

Eighteen Vehicle Design Course Masters students from Royal College of Arts in London teamed up with Bentley to create a series of concepts known as “˜Bentleys of the Future.’ The group worked closely with Bentley”s leading designers, including Head of Exterior Design Raul Pires who played a key role designing the company”s new Mulsanne flagship.

“Working with Bentley has inspired these young designers to create a coupe for the 21st Century that embraces the latest aerodynamics technology. The Vehicle Design Course attracts postgraduate students from across the world and it has been fascinating to see them make a connection with a British marque that has such a distinguished heritage.”

Four of the RCA students have been selected to refine their final designs with Pires and his colleagues with a winner and runner-up both being invited to join the company for a six month secondment in the Bentley design studio.

“These four finalists have captured the essence of our brand, recognising what makes a Bentley instantly recognisable on the road. Just as importantly, they”ve embraced Exa”s leading-edge technology and grasped that excellent design should always seek to enhance a car”s handling and performance, as well as optimising its environmental credentials.”

Check out some of the concepts below.

RCA’s Bentley’s of the Future:

– By: Kap Shah