All New 2020 Bentley Bentayga : The 190 MPH SUV

March 13, 2019/Steve Tackett

The New Bentley Bentayga Speed Is Going To Be World’s Fastest SUV

Bentley Bentayga just got a bit faster with the Speed version. Actually, it’s fast enough to brag about being the fastest SUV in the world.

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Pricing –

Not been released. Excepted price –  more than the $229,100

If you’re reading this and thinking, “if the Urus and the Bentayga Speed both go 190, how is one actually faster?” that’s a very fair query. The answer lies in a technicality. Lamborghini’s quoted top speed for the Urus is 305 kilometers per hour, which translates to 189.5 mph. The Bentayga Speed’s quoted top speed is 306 km/h, which calculates to 190.1 mph. The devil’s in the details and that 0.6 mph would see the title revert back to Bentley.

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Specifications:

Horsepower 626hp
torque 664 pound-feet (at 1,350 rpm)
top speed 190 mph (306 km/h)
engine 6.0-liter W-12 engine
0-to-62-mph 3.9 seconds

Features:

  • (Bentley Dynamic Ride) – 48-volt electronic anti-roll system.
  • carbon ceramic brakes
  • 22-inch alloy wheels
  • interior mood lighting
  • carbon-fibre dashboard

interior –

  • contrast stitching on the diamond quilting
  • Speed embroidery and badging
  • new colour “swooshes” on the door panels
  • lower console and seat edges.
  • 22-way adjustable front seats

The Bentayga Speed has some tweaks to help the hulking brute of a ute fly, including to the prodigious 6.0-liter W-12 powerplant which gets 26 extra horses, bringing it to 626-horsepower. The torque remains the same as the base model: 664 lb-ft. (The Urus boasts a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 that’s good for 641 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of yank.) The 0-60 sprint sees 0.2 seconds shaved off, dropping down to 3.9.

There’s a reimagined suspension and a new exhaust tune that gives a greater bark on the start up and on downshifts, plus some new 22-inch wheels, and a rear spoiler outside the Bentayga Speed, along with carbon-ceramic brakes that can withstand hotter temps, though an actual Bentayga Speed owner is unlikely to dip a toe onto a track where that would make a legitimate difference.