Media reported that Bentley may be ready to launch another version of the second-generation SUV after the release of the 2021 Bentley. In June, it was rumoured that it would return as V8 and borrowed some of the design languages on the Flying Spur and continental GT. In addition, unlike the first generation, the company abandoned the W12 engine for the 2021 model and will instead return as a 4.0L V8.
The engine has proven to be a hit with first-generation luxury SUVs. But sources at the time also confirmed that Bentley would come up with more power options, such as a higher-powered W12 engine for people who don’t want to give up their cylinder count, and the Bentayga Hybrid in the form of plug-in hybrids.
Although no clear timetable has been given, there are signs that consumers may not have to wait too long. The carmaker has revealed a new version of the company’s official spy photos and said it will be released on Wednesday, August 12.
The prototype in the photo features a painting that confuses the public and revives the “Beyond 100” centennial slogan. Although officials did not share the exact specifications, themedia judged the number of tank covers, the car on the road is not a mixed version.
Also, since there is no engine badge on the front wing, we can’t know if it’s the latest Bentayga Speed (the high-performance/extremely fast version of the company).
On the old Bentayga Speed, Bentley is equipped with a 6.0L W12 engine that can deliver 626 horsepower / 663 lb-ft of torque when adjusted.
For an SUV weighing 5,500 pounds (approximately 2.5 tons), its 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration time is only 3.8 seconds and the speed is 190 mph (305 km/h).
Judging from the blacked-out grille and four exhausts, this new addition with camouflage meets at least some aspects of the shape.
Finally, in June, the company said it hoped to launch the 2021 Bentayga Hybrid to the UK and European markets by the end of the year. As for the Bentayga Speed version, it is expected to reach the U.S. market in early 2021.