Bentley Launches The 2019 Bentayga Speed At Geneva and It’s Faster Than The Urus
Bentley’s first SUV just became more powerful and faster although you won’t notice it that quickly when you look at the exterior of the new Bentayga Speed. Underneath the pretty bronze exterior, there’s a 626 horsepower 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, W-12 behemoth that helps the not-so-pretty beast reach 190 mph and a bit. That bit is one 1 km/h more than the Urus and this allows Bentley to take home all the bragging rights for now.
We are well accustomed to automakers goosing it out over who makes the fastest supercar but we’re now seeing this trend awkwardly trickle down to big SUVs. Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo was, arguably, the first modern SUV that packed a decent punch but many have followed in its wake with Lamborghini dropping the first Super-SUV ever (as they call it) with the Urus. Let’s see if Lamborghini responds with a peppered-up Urus or not, considering both companies are under the VAG umbrella.
It seems that shooting brake models are a hit lately. The two-door wagons are coming out of the woodwork and everyone seems to want to jump on that wagon (literally and figuratively speaking). The latest company to hitch a ride? Why, Bentley, of course. It seems that they are thinking of a shooting brake concept to wow Bentley and wagon lovers alike and not the type that arrived with the Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring Superleggera.
"We have an idea in the back of our minds that we may yet bring to market," Stuart McCullough, VW Board Member said.
He also said that the design that’s been kicking around for a little while goes “a lot further” than the Touring-built concept and would be entirely Bentley from conception to assembly.
However, it is not clear on what model the new shooting brake version will be based on as the new Mulsanne platform will be used to develop a convertible and a coupe version and the Continental is nearing the end of its lifespan. Is this the hopeful dreams of a solitary Bentley member or a hint of what’s to come for the all-powerful Bentley? We’ll just have to wait and see.
It’s no secret that the new 2011 Bentley Mulsanne is a lot more expensive than most cars being released these days. And by a lot more, we mean a lot more. Regarded as a luxury car unlike any other, the Mulsanne was created by Bentley with an objective of infusing old-school coach-building techniques with state-of-the-art technology and build a one-of-a-kind luxury car that would be the envy of its competitors.
In this video detailing the construction of the Mulsanne’s body at the company’s production facility in Crewe, England, Bentley’s project director, Ashley Wickman explains the fundamental design for the Mulsanne project from the car’s fundamental designs based on their concepts all the way to the production of each individual panel that will eventually comprise the Mulsanne’s body. According to Wickman, the whole process of building the body of the Mulsanne takes about 170 man-hours of painstaking labor.
It goes without saying that when building a car with the stature of the Mulsanne, even the minutest of details matter, which is precisely why the Bentley Mulsanne is what it is: a super-duper luxury car that a lot of us can only dream of riding – let alone, owning.