Bentley confirms Bentayga Speed, report saysby Ronan Glon
Could the Speed-badged model get a coupe-like roof line?
Bentley has confirmed plans to build a range-topping variant of the W12-powered Bentayga, according to a recent report. The model will receive the coveted Speed nameplate.
We've heard rumors of a Bentayga Speed since the model made its official debut at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. They were true; design boss Stefan Sielaff confirmed the model's arrival in an interview with British magazine Autocar.
Sielaff stopped short of confirming technical details. We know the Speed will retain the Bentayga's twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 engine. It makes 600 horsepower in its standard configuration, an output that allows the SUV to reach 60 mph from a stop in about four seconds flat and keep going until it reaches 187 mph.
Expect the Speed to post a zero-to-60-mph time of under four seconds. Rumors peg its top speed in the vicinity of 200 mph.
Photo by Ronan Glon.