(By Tom Lohnes) – The Bentley Bentayga is pretty well known for being one of the most expensive and luxurious SUV’s on the planet. Well, if you don’t want a “base” model with its puny little 4.0-liter TT V8 making about 550 horsepower, the Bentayga Speed is the one for you.
Packing a 6.1-liter Twin-turbocharged W12 with 626 horsepower, AWD, a 3.1-second 0-60 time, and a mind-boggling 201 mile per hour top speed when equipped with the right packages, this thing is a beast. Producing 812 lb.-ft of torque, this Bentley is rated with a 10,000-pound tow rating if you want to haul your yacht to the club in the Bentayga. Inside, only the highest quality materials are used, and seven cows have to be skinned for the interior to be made. The floor mats are about 3 feet thick with wool, and the speedometer goes up to 220 to remind you that your SUV is just as fast as a Lamborghini Huracan.
The Bentayga is exclusively a 5-seater, but the Speed only has 4, replacing the middle seat with a giant console, likely to hide the giant transmission hump. There are “Speed” and “W12” badges everywhere, and the engine bay is packed full of cylinders and turbos.
For a whopping $310,000, you too can be doing over 200 miles per hour in the lap of luxury, only at Bentley.