2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed to rival Urus with 650 hp?
It will also allegedly benefit from chassis tweaks.
Bentley has slowly expanded the Bentayga line-up with additional variants. The firm's first SUV made its debut in 2015 with a W12 under the hood. It then got a V8 diesel, a gasoline-powered V8 (pictured), and a gasoline-electric hybrid. Soon, a new version will break cover with an even more powerful W12, according to a recent report.
British magazine Autocar learned Bentley will present the Bentayga Speed during the first half of 2019. It will use an evolution of the standard Bentayga's 6.0-liter 12-cylinder engine tuned to generate a Lamborghini Urus-baiting 650 horsepower. The 50-horse increase will come from "a mixture of hardware and software changes."
The extra power should give the Bentayga Speed an edge in the statistics war that luxury SUV makers are engaged in. The Speed will boast a top speed of at least 190 mph, and it will reach 60 mph from a stop in under four seconds.
Chassis tweaks will make the Speed more agile around a bend; the standard Bentayga impressed us with its 48-volt active anti-roll technology, so we're looking forward to seeing what the British firm has in store.
Bentley hasn't commented on what the future holds for the Bentayga range, though it has hinted at a more powerful model several times before. If the report is accurate, we expect to see the 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed reach showrooms in 2020.