The powerhouse Volkswagen Group owns a lot of automotive brands, two of which happen to be Bentley and Porsche. Just a few months ago Porsche confirmed it was working on an electric sports car to go head-to-head with Tesla, and now Bentley has confirmed it will borrow Porsche’s plans and make its own electric sports car rival.
This awesome Mission E concept received the green light for production by Porsche with intentions of taking on Tesla’s success as a high performance electric automaker, and now Bentley wants to douse those plans in plush luxury.
Bentley board member Rolf French, who is responsible for the British luxury brand’s engineering department, confirmed plans to piggy back Porsche during the launch of the Bentayga SUV in Palm Springs last week.
While Porsche’s first all-electric model will almost certainly be a sedan, French mentioned that Bentley would have a firm idea of its plans for an electric car in the next six months, but that the hot Speed 6 coupe concept may be a viable contender to get the goods.