The W12-powered luxury SUV will arrive next week wearing sporty touches to set it apart.
In June, the 2021 Bentley Bentayga arrived with styling and features that brought it into line with models like the Continental GT. Having now entered production, the ultra-luxury SUV continues to be a superb alternative to the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and the sporty Lamborghini Urus.
Bentley isn't done just yet, though, as Autocar UK has reported that the Bentayga Speed - the performance variant of the Bentayga - will be revealed next week. Three camouflaged pictures of the Bentayga Speed give us a clue as to what it will look like. As before, there are sporty touches for the Speed but there's nothing garish about it.
In front, the new matrix grille is finished in black rather than silver as on the regular Bentayga. The wheels are finished in black as well, and at the back, the Bentayga Speed has its own quad-exit tailpipe setup. A large wing is also fitted at the back.
Under the hood, we anticipate that the latest Bentayga Speed will remain unchanged, and that's no bad thing because it's certainly not lacking in power. Its 6.0-liter W12 engine makes 626 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque, and while the 3.8-second sprint to 60 mph is phenomenal, the Speed's 190-mph top speed is even more astonishing considering its heft.
Inside, the Bentayga Speed should benefit from the changes made to the regular Bentayga. Notably, a new 10.9-inch color display with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto makes an appearance. That's a welcome improvement over the previous eight-inch display that lacked Android Auto. There is also an updated digital gauge cluster that provides a clear map display when the navigation system is in use.
While prices are yet to be confirmed, the previous Bentayga Speed carried an MSRP of $240,400, so expect the upgraded model to start at a higher point than this.