As if the Bentayaga is not fast enough already, Bentley is preparing an even faster and powerful version of the luxurious SUV. Despite claimed to be the most powerful SUV in the market, a new version is in the works at the British company’s Crewe headquarters with the name, Bentley Bentayaga Speed, tells a report on Auto Express.
Bentley Motors Limited’s CEO Wolfgang Durheimer discussed the possibility of a Bentayaga Speed at the Beijing Motor Show and said we can expect such a model in the future. He remained silent over the details but Bentley has the Continental GT Speed which offers a power of 633 hp at a 11.5 per cent increase over the standard model.
In a similar fashion, the Mulsanne Speed packs 530 horses at a hike of almost 10 per cent compared to the stock Mulsanne. Going by this formula, a Bentley Bentayaga Speed should churn out power output between 660 and 670 hp – spring-boarding its claim the fastest and most powerful production SUV currently in existence.
The standard Bentayaga can sprint from standstill to 100 kmph in just four seconds and has been claimed to top out 301 kmph. The possibilities of a near 200 mph (360 kmph) target and the 0-100 kmph at around a whopping 3.6-3.8 seconds cannot be ruled out with the surge in power and torque numbers.
If the Bentayaga Speed is put into reality, we could as well see new diesel, coupe-ish fastback and hybrid variants. The expanded range would certainly appeal to a broad range of potential customers whether you prefer to punch the throttle hard or soak in luxury with the hybrid.
For the Indian market, Bentley launched the Bentayaga SUV last week after the production version was showcased for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year. It is sold at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 3.85 crore and boasts a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 petrol engine paired to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission to generate a massive 600 bhp power at 5,250 rpm and 900 Nm of peak torque at 4,500 rpm. The power is sent to all four wheels through a dedicated AWD system and on the inside it’s as affluent as a Bentley can get.