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200mph Sports focused Bentley Bentayga

200mph Sports focused Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga front angle view

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Bentley Bentayga front angle view

 

Bentley is planning to launch a 200mph sports version of the new Bentley Bentayga SUV in a couple of years’ time. The Bentley Bentayga, powered by a new 600bhp W12 engine, is rated at 187mph, but Bentley sources have previously said 200mph was a marketing target for the luxury 4×4. “We will have it [200mph] on a coming model — a sports model,” a senior source revealed at Frankfurt. The factor limiting on the Bentley Bentayga has been tyre design, but 200mph capable rubber is in development. “We hope to have those tyres signed offsoon,” said the source.

 

Sustained running at 200mph causes a significant build-up of heat in the tyre and that can lead to tread blocks failing or, in extreme circumstances, the entire tread delaminating from the carcass. Given that the Bentayga’s tyres also have to provide off-road grip through a softer compound and more open tyre tread pattern, this is a tricky technical challenge. There’s no word yet on whether the Bentley Bentayga sports variant probably badged Speed will have a higher power output, but it is likely to be needed to add the extra 13mph.

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Today’s Continental GT Speed has 626bhp, compared with 567bhp in the GT. Informed guesswork suggests a Bentley Bentayga Speed might have in excess of 660bhp. Bentley’s other W12 models all in the Continental family have 200mph-plus top speeds, a feature that marks Bentley out from other highperformance competitors.

 

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