Bentley Debuts Luxury and High Performance SUV Bentayga Speed

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Bentley Bentayga Speed

Watch out Urus! This powerful and loaded SUV can hit 190 mph.

Bentley Motors unveiled the full details of the Bentayga Speed, now the world’s fastest production SUV. The Bentayga Speed features an enhanced version of the renowned 6.0-liter W12 engine that delivers a top speed of 190 mph and hits 0–62 mph in 3.9 seconds.

Designed, engineered, and handcrafted in Great Britain, the Bentayga Speed is the most powerful and performance-oriented Bentayga to date. It builds on a long tradition of Speed models that was born with the Continental GT in 2007 and pushes the boundaries of Bentayga performance further since claiming the production SUV record at the grueling Pikes Peak International Hill Climb last year.

With a top speed of 190 mph, the Bentayga Speed is the most powerful and performance-oriented variant to date.

Bentley Bentayga Speed

To match the elevated levels of performance, the Bentayga Speed sports a purposeful exterior look. Dark-tint headlights, body-colored side skirts and a striking tailgate spoiler hint at the SUV’s performance credentials. Dark-tint radiator and bumper grilles, a unique 22-inch wheel design available in three finishes and Speed signature badging add to the sporting design cues.

Inside, the Bentayga Speed introduces a dramatic design theme. This includes elegantly crafted ‘swooshes’ around the door and door grab, on the edge of the seat cushions and backrest bolsters, and on the lower console; a new contrast stitching on the diamond quilting; discreet Speed badging; a Speed illuminated treadplate signature; and the use of Alcantara materials for the first time in a Bentayga.

As with all Bentaygas, the all-wheel-drive Speed is equipped with Electronic Differential Lock and up to eight Drive Dynamics modes. Bespoke engineering revisions to the Sport mode provide a more dynamic drive, while a greater exhaust character and firmer suspension tune further increase driver engagement.

Customers can personalize the Bentayga Speed to their own requirements with a range of exclusive options. Among them are carbon ceramic brakes, 22-way adjustable front seats with massage function, carbon fiber fascia panels, Bentley rear-seat entertainment (RSE), and mood lighting.

Bentley Bentayga Speed

The new model takes the Bentayga’s extraordinary abilities to new levels, boosting maximum power in the 6.0L W12 twin-turbocharged. This new model produces 626 hp. Effortless acceleration is delivered thanks to 664 lb.-ft of torque.

With exceptional performance, comfort and handling, maximum speed is also increased from 187 mph to 190 mph in the new Speed, while the 0-62 mph acceleration time is reduced from 4.1 seconds to 3.9 seconds.

The performance pinnacle of the Bentayga range, Speed is equipped with four on-road Drive Dynamics modes: Comfort at one extreme, and Bentley and Sport at the other, with Custom for customers who opt to create their own driving set-up.

Uniquely in the Speed, the Sport mode has been re-calibrated to enhance response from the W12 engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission, as well as the suspension and Bentley Dynamic Ride. The effect is a more dynamic and engaging drive.

Bentley Bentayga Speed

Bentley Dynamic Ride is the world’s first electric active roll control technology that utilities an unrivaled 48V system. This system instantly counteracts lateral rolling forces when cornering and ensures maximum tire contact to deliver class-leading cabin stability, ride comfort and exceptional handling.

A greater exhaust character during start up and gear downshifts combines with a firmer suspension set-up to further enhance the driver experience. The Bentayga’s permanent all-wheel drive offers class-leading handling and go-anywhere ability, while powerful ceramic brakes are also an option.

 

True Bentley Road Presence

The Bentley Bentayga has been sculpted with an elegant, timeless execution. Now the SUV’s athletic stance has been amplified by the Speed‘s purposeful design with body colored lower bodywork styling, body colored front and rear bumper splitters and a striking tailgate spoiler. Discreet and elegant Speed signatures adorn the lower edges of both front doors.

The Bentayga Speed also features a body colored screening panel underneath the lower front grille. Uniquely, the bumper and radiator grilles are a dark-tint matrix that enhances the model’s performance credentials.

Another signature feature of the Speed is the dark tint front and rear lamps. This is complemented by a new, 22-inch 10-spoke wheel design that is offered in three finishes – silver, dark tint or black, which is available for any customer who opts for Bentley’s contemporary Black Specification.

Luxurious and Unique Cabin

The Bentayga’s cabin is the epitome of modern British design. Bentayga Speed introduces a new color split interior, specifically designed to highlight unique styling lines. Key to this is the use of Alcantara trim in a Bentayga for the first time.

The styling lines are highlighted by elegantly crafted ‘swooshes’ around the door and door grab, on the edge of the seat cushions and backrest bolsters, and on the lower console. Contrast stitching is available on all Bentaygas. In the Speed, this is extended to include the diamond quilting on the cushion bolsters, at the top of the backrest, on the door pads and on the backboard of any Speed specified with four seats instead of five.

While Bentayga customers have the option of the Bentley wings embroidered at the top of the seat backrests, on the new Speed models these have been replaced with the word ‘Speed’, in either blind or contrast stitching. A metal Speed badge adorns the passenger side fascia, while an illuminated Speed treadplate welcomes passengers into the truly luxurious cabin.

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