Bentley Bentayga Speed: Specs, Release Date & Price | Now with the “Speed” Formula, the Bentayga claims the fastest SUV title in the world.
The name “Speed”, first appeared on the Bentley Continental GT in 2007, indicates an increase in the performance of the model that wears it. So much so that Bentley announces that its Bentayga Speed is the fastest SUV on the market. Would the Crewe builder have forgotten that his cousin Lamborghini recently converted to recreational vehicles with Urus? Not really. With a top speed of 306 km / h, this vitamin-rich Bentayga is ahead of the Urus. Not content with being very close in performance, these two vehicles share the same platform.
From the outside, this Speed version is recognizable by its more muscular body kit, including side skirts, front spoiler, diffuser and fin. The air vents are painted black, and “Speed” badges adorn the bottom of the front doors. Finally, the lights are tinted and the rims of 22 inches are specific to him. The cabin is home to many “Speed” logos, and for the first time in a Bentayga, it is dressed in suede.
Bentley Bentayga Speed Specs
Under the hood, we find the famous W12 biturbo 6 liters that goes from 608 to 635 horses. Despite the handicap of four cylinders, the Urus retains the advantage with a power of 650 horses. The torque, for its part, is still 900 Nm. Sport mode has been recalibrated for a better response of the engine and the 8-speed automatic transmission. To complete the affirmation of the sporting temperament of this Bentayga Speed, its suspension has been strengthened and its escapement released.
While this new Bentayga is now the fastest SUV on the market, but question acceleration he can not compete with the Urus that takes only 3.6 seconds to reach 100 km / h, against 3.9 seconds for the 4×4 English. Moreover, models much cheaper can also boast of beating the Bentley Bentayga Speed in this little game.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, who require respectively 3.7 and 3.8 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km / h are likely to give a hard time to the new athlete from the firm Crewe. In addition, with Aston Martin under the label Lagonda and Ferrari that are preparing to invest the market, the speed record of the Bentayga may not survive very long.
Release Date & Price
The Bentley Bentayga Speed will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, and its commercialization will take place in 2019 at a rate still unknown.