Bentley Reveals 190MPH Bentayga Speed, World’s New Fastest SUV

This is the new Bentley Bentayga Speed, the awaited performance version of an already quite powerful luxury SUV.

Bentley claims that the new Bentayga Speed is the world’s new fastest SUV, featuring a top speed of 190 mph (305km/h) which is 0.5 mph quicker than what the previous record holder, the Lamborghini Urus, can achieve (189.5 mph).

Power comes from an updated version of the twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine, which now offers 626hp (635PS) and 664lb-ft (900Nm) of torque. Compared to the regular Bentayga, the Speed variant offers 26hp more but the same amount of torque. 0-62mph (100km/h) is now a matter of 3.9 seconds (down from 4.1).

From the outside, the new Bentayga Speed distinguishes itself with dark-tint headlights, radiator and bumper grilles, model-specific 22-inch alloy wheels, body-colored side skirts, a noticeable tailgate spoiler and discreet ‘Speed’ badging.

The theme continues inside with a unique color-split theme that blends Alcantara, leather and lots of diamond quilting. In fact, this is the first time Bentley uses Alcantara in a Bentayga. A metal ‘Speed’ badge is mounted on the passenger side fascia while illuminated ‘Speed’ treadplate is also found on the side sills.

Chassis revisions include a recalibrated Sport mode for better response from the W12 engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission, as well as a firmer suspension and an updated version of Bentley’s Dynamic Ride system. The latter was the first active roll control system in the market that runs through a 48-volt electrical system.

The exhaust has also been tweaked for added character (that’s PR talk for louder) while the optional ceramic brakes are the largest and most powerful ever fitted to a Bentley.

Bentley will bring the new Bentayga Speed at the Geneva Motor Show for its public debut.

 

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  • PK

    the bentayga seriously need to refresh their interior! it looks so outdated!!!!

    • Merc1

      Agreed!

      M

    • DaruniaG

      The interior is not the only problem…

  • TheBelltower

    Compared to the messy Urus, the Bentayga is the looker in the family. I’ll never be in a situation where I’ll want to go 190mph in an SUV, but I suppose it’s nice to know that you could. They should definitely work on getting the 0-60 times down into the low 3 second range.

    • nastinupe

      The Urus is actually quite beautiful in real life. I saw the first one a few weeks ago and my girlfriend saw it and went berserk… and she had no idea what it was. She was just like “OMG, look at that SUV… it’s BEAUTIFUL!!!” I told her that it was a Lamborghini and she was confused. But it really did look good, and just as an SUV, not as a Lamborghini. I can’t name one non-boxy SUV on the market that beats it.

      • TheBelltower

        I’ll agree that it’s imposing and has lots of curb appeal. But it’s the details that gnaw at me. Not a fan of the plastic-ey front. The horsey looking Jetta door handles are massive pimples that can’t be unseen. Inexcusable in an exotic.

  • Merc1

    Looks better than the standard model, but it’s still ugly and not removed far enough from the VW/Audi look. It should have had the interior from the new Continental, not that is a true Bentley in presentation.

    M

  • Mr. EP9

    Can’t outrun the uglin — Oh, no wait, someone made that joke already.

  • Kagan

    It could work as a London taxi!

  • PK

    agreed. it was a nice suv attempt from rr but no.

  • I WONDER WHO AT VW THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE LAMBO AND BENTLEY COMPETE FOR THE FASTEST SUV TITLE.

    • Philip George

      Different core target market-segments

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    volkswagen group likes to make same cars with different badges. Audi RS Q8 cannot come soon enough though

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