Last June Bentley launched a refreshed Bentayga for the 2021 model year, and next week we’ll see a revamped Bentayga Speed join it. The speed will get many of the tweaks seen on the regular SUV, many of which are visual changes inside and out. The reveal will take place next Wednesday, August 12, and the automaker has shared official images of a camouflaged prototype.
Updates will include elliptical headlights and a straighter grille. Bentley said every front and rear panel is new to the Bentayga, and we expect the speed to be the same. At the rear, we’ll see elliptical taillights and elliptical-shaped quad tailpipes different from the regular version. However, it will feature unique front and rear diffusers, black wheels, and black trim.
The Speed will receive the same interior upgrades as the regular model, including the redesigned instrument panel that houses the 10.9-inch infotainment screen. It’ll also get the reworked center vents, updated heads-up display, wireless Apple CarPlay, and more. Expect Bentley to specialize the Speed with badges, stitching, trims and more.
Considered an update, the Speed’s 6.0-liter W12 engine will remain unchanged. It will likely continue to produce 626 horsepower (466 kilowatts) and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque. We would expect the 3.9 second run from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) to stay the same. The Speed will likely feature a throatier exhaust with revisions to the SUV’s Sport mode, like the stock model.
We will have more information and photos of the 2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed next Wednesday at 12:01 am BST, which takes place on Tuesday, August 11 at 7 pm in the United States. The performance SUV is expected to go on sale by the end of the year. The pricing information will likely arrive closer to the model’s release date.