The Bentley Bentayga Speed's 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine produces a staggering 467kW and 900Nm, making it one of the fastest production SUVs on the planet.
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Bentley has released the 2021 Bentayga Speed, which remains one of the world's fastest SUVs.

The facelifted vehicle is powered by the existing 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine producing 467kW and 900Nm, however, according to Bentley, new cylinder-deactivation technology provides “significant economy gains under part-throttle cruising conditions.”

The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox which drives the car from zero to 100kmh in 3.9 seconds. A top speed of 306kmh in claimed.

The Bentayga Speed has four driving settings: comfort, sport, custom, and Bentley (which features the setup recommendation of the company’s chassis team).

It features an Alcantara trim and model-specific interior highlights.

Carbon ceramic brakes are also optional. These reduce the overall weight of the car by 20kg while allowing consistent stopping power at high temperatures.

In 2018 the car broke the Pikes Peak hill climb record for its class, and the 306km/h top speed is still unmatched by most other performance SUVs like the Lamborgini Urus, BMW X5 M, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Tesla Model X, or Audi RS Q8. (Mind you, the Urus's top speed of 305km/h (108.5mph) is near enough to be a match.)

the Last month CarAdvice reported that carwow.com had conducted a performance SUV drag race.

The excess weight, and drag caused by the large grill, made the Bentayga slightly slower than its competitors when racing over short sprints.

Pricing has not been announce for the new Bentayga Speed. The current version has a recommended retail price of $481,400 plus on road costs.