On the 12th of August, 2020, Bentley, the world’s leading luxury car brand, announced a new addition to its fleet – the new 2021 Bentayga Speed.
Expounding on details of this marque, Bentley, in an official press release explained that the car would maintain the performance credentials of its predecessor, which includes an ability to push the car from 0 to 60mph in just 3.8seconds, and a maximum speed of up to 190mph. It would also be retaining the powerful W12 engine as well as the Mulliner Driving Specification.
As with its predecessor, the new Bentayga Speed is equipped with four on-road Drive Dynamics modes: Comfort at one extreme, Sport at the other and with Bentley mode – the balanced recommendation of Bentley’s chassis team in Crewe – alongside a Custom mode for customers who opt to create their own driving set-up. These modes enable drivers to use the power of the W12 engine appropriately and more effectively.
To match the elevated levels of performance, the Bentayga Speed sports a purposeful exterior look. Dark-tint headlights, body-coloured side skirts, unique front and rear bumpers and a striking, elongated tailgate spoiler characterise the Speed’s performance credentials. Dark-tint radiator and bumper grilles, a unique 22-inch wheel design available in two finishes (painted and dark tint) and Speed signature badging add to the sporting design cues. At the rear, the exhaust finishers are now the oval design that signifies a W12 powertrain. Dark-tint tail lamps complete the Speed exterior signature.
17 standard paint colours are supplemented by a further 47 hues in the Extended and Mulliner ranges, with an additional 24 duo-tone options. Customers wanting to go beyond this total of 88 options can have paintwork colour matched to any sample they provide. This exceptional range is complemented by a palette of 15 hide colours, six colour splits and eight veneers and two technical finishes.
The new Bentayga introduces a new, cutting-edge infotainment system. A bigger and brighter high-resolution 10.9-inch touchscreen, with an anti-reflection and anti-glare coating and much-improved touch functionality, now spans the entire width of the centre fascia for a more contemporary look. Content can be selected either via hard keys beneath the screen or from the main menu screen. A customisable dashboard can also be set up to show three favourites, such as phone, navigation or media.
As well as the usual array of media sources, wireless Apple CarPlay is now standard (in addition to the previous standard wired system), along with Android Auto. With a corresponding phone plugged into one of the car’s USB-C sockets, the central infotainment screen mirrors the smartphone display. The latest release of the My Bentley in-car and remote connected car services are available through the New Bentayga. In-car services now being delivered through an embedded SIM, as with the latest Continental GT, means online services no longer require a data connection from a customer’s mobile device.
Essential features including real-time traffic information and over-the-air map updates will be available to all customers in Bentley connected car markets. New connected features such as green traffic light prediction and local hazard information will become available depending on the market region.
Bentayga Speed will be offered for sale in those regions where demand for 12-cylinder SUVs remains strong – the USA, the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions. Bentley has not announced pricing yet, but it will definitely be in the neighbourhood of $240,000, the price of its predecessor.