Lamborghini’s Urus was the world’s fastest SUV until recently. Bentley has now announced the launch of a new Speed variant for its Bentayga SUV, which according to Bentley is “the world’s fastest, most luxurious SUV.” It will make its global debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show and is expected to go on sale later this year.
The Bentley Bentayga Speed draws power from the existing 6.0 liter twin-turbocharged W12 petrol engine. The power enhancements have increased the power of Bentayga from 608 PS to 635 PS which in turn reduced the 0-60 mph acceleration time from 4.1 seconds to 3.9 seconds.
Bentley also boasts a top speed of a top speed of 190 mph. Exterior details of the Bentayga speed include dark-tint headlights and bumper grills, a tailgate spoiler and 22-inch wheels that are available in three finishes. On the inside, Bentley utilizes Alcantara trim for the first time in the Bentayga range. Other components include diamond-quilted seats, contrast stitching and an illuminated Speed treadplate. Speed branding is also placed at other various locations inside and outside of the car.
Bentley has also announced that Bentayga speed will available in all markets except for EU28, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, Turkey, Israel, Vietnam and mainland China from second quarter of 2019. Price of the Bentayga Speed has not been revealed yet. The ordinary Bentayga SUV costs more than 4 crore in the Indian market and the Speed trim is expected to be placed above that.
The Bentley Bentayga super luxury SUV has found many takers in India among the super rich. Mukesh Ambani’s family owns more than one Bentayga while the Poonawallas are the other prominent names to own one. The SUV rivals the recently launched Rolls Royce Cullinan and the much more edgier Lamborghini Urus. The Bentley Bentayga is cheaper than the Rolls Royce while offering similar levels of luxury and much better performance.
Before the Bentayga Speed, Lamborghini Urus was the world’s fastest SUV or SSUV (Super Sports Utility Vehicle).It is powered by a 4.0-litre Twin Turbo V8 engine under the hood, a first in the automaker’s history. The V8 mill is tuned to churn out 641 Bhp of power and 850 Nm of peak torque.The SUV can hit the 0-100 kmph in 3.6 seconds and 200 kmph in 12.8 seconds. Those figures can easily shame a supercar. The Urus has a top speed of 305 kmph which is again a great number considering its size.