New Bentley Bentayga Speed global debut soon; will rival Lamborghini Urus
- Bentley Bentayga Speed will rival Lamborghini Urus
- Bentayga Speed is powered by a 6.0-litre W12 engine
- It has 617 bhp and 900 Nm of peak torque on tap
Bentley took the wraps off new Bentayga last month and announced that it will soon add Speed and hybrid variants of the luxury SUV. While there is no official word about the Bentayga Hybrid, the company is preparing to soon add Bentayga Speed to its lineup, perhaps in a few days. Now, for those who do not know, Speed is the high-performance variant of the regular Bentayga and draws power from a significantly more powerful engine. It also holds the title of the world’s fastest ICE (internal combustion engine) based SUV as it has a higher top speed than Lamborghini Urus. However, it is the Urus which is faster in the zero to 100 km/h run.
The new Bentley Bentayga Speed will look like the new Bentayga, which means it will come sporting a new matrix grille, LED matrix headlamps, new front bumper, and a completely new rear-end. However, it will get some performance-enhancing elements like a front splitter, rear diffuser, and functional rear wing. Bentley Bentayga Speed will also have the same interior layout as the regular SUV but is likely to make use of Alcantara and carbon fibre trims. The feature list, however, will be carried forward.
This means the biggest change on the upcoming Bentayga Speed will be under the hood. Instead of the 4.0-litre V8 engine that propels the standard luxury SUV, the Bentayga Speed will most likely draw power from a mighty 6.0-litre W12 powerplant. It is the same engine that propels the existing Bentayga Speed and delivers 617 bhp with 900 Nm of peak torque. This means that Bentayga Speed has an additional 75 bhp and 130 Nm as compared to the regular model. That’s enough to take Bentayga Speed from zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.