Bentley Bentayga Speed Fastest SUV…
Driving one will make you a believer
At least I was convinced driving a standard Bentayga a few months ago. Now, Bentley just announced the new Bentayga Speed as the world’s fastest production SUV. The Bentayga Speed features packs a 626 bhp the 6.0-litre W12 engine that delivers a top speed of 190 mph and 0–62 mph in the mid-3 second range. Damned impressive for a vehicle staring nearly 6,000 lbs. in the face.
Even more impressive was the Bentayga’s performance in Colorado, where the big Bentley claimed the production SUV record at the grueling Pikes Peak International Hill Climb last year. From EVO ( 11;35) Bentayga Hill Climb Here
If you are, as is the rest of the world, confused, the name comes from the first four letters of Bentley and the last bit from an altered spelling of Taiga, the world’s largest transcontinental snow forest. See it now, right?
A Truly Luxurious and Unique Cabin
Aside from some elegantly crafted ‘swooshes’ around the door and door grab, on the edge of the seat cushions and backrest bolsters, and on the lower console, there is very little Bentley can do to improve on the standard Bentayga’s gorgeous interior. Their contrast stitching on the diamond quilting has always been one of my favorite ga-ga’s about sitting in a Bentley, and inside, the Speed makes you never want to leave its sumptuous interior.
The Pinnacle of SUV Luxury and Performance
Bentley engineers have also done a bit of electronic magic to the Sport mode. And while it probably doesn’t drive like a McLaren, they say the Bentayga Speed is a lot more toss able, due to their Bentley Dynamic Ride.
It’s the world’s first electric active roll control technology that utilizes an 48V system instantly counteracts lateral rolling forces when cornering, so there’s less worry about rolling your “B” into the ocean in Monaco.
While firming up the suspension, Bentley has also let that wonderful 12 cylinder engine breath easier lending a greater exhaust note when you’ve got the sunroof open.
Bentayga – The Original Luxury SUV
Go-anywhere driving ability and imperious luxury are the hallmarks of the Bentley Bentayga, but lots of others are nipping at its heels. What sets the machine apart is serious grunt married to exquisite luxury. It’s for the crowd that prefers a Gulf Stream V to coach.
Coming to Polo grounds everywhere, summer 2019.