Nearly two years ago the Bentley SUV came to market and enticed many consumers to become a first time Bentley owner. Now Bentley is expanding the Bentayga line up with a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 gas engine, with a top speed of 180 mph, and an acceleration speed of 60 mph, in 4.4 seconds. The addition of a characteristic V8 burble, stylish twin-quad exhaust pipes and optional carbon-ceramic brakes, reveals more of the luxury SUV’s sporting character. Sitting at the core of the Bentayga range, the new V8 model fuses exquisite luxury with power, usability and extensive sporting ability. Its responsive performance is fully customizable on demand by the driver through Bentley’s Drive Dynamics system, from limousine-like refinement to sporting precision.
Inside, customers will recognize Bentley’s unique approach to modern luxury tailoring, with the familiar blend of exquisite handcrafted materials and advanced technologies. New styling features include a wood and hide steering wheel and the introduction of a high-gloss carbon-fiber interior panel finish.
The exterior design of the Bentayga V8 reflects the model’s sporting position within the Bentayga family. The Bentayga’s unique muscular, sculptural lines, balancing athleticism with an unmistakable presence on the road, define the shape. From the four round LED headlamps to the large matrix grille, the Bentayga V8 exudes the Bentley design DNA, while the overt power line, large rear haunches and raised ride height reflect the rugged off-road ability of the luxury SUV.
The braking system is the largest and most powerful ever fitted to a Bentley, and the largest front brake system available on any production car. The brake discs measure 440 mm in diameter at the front and 370 mm at the rear, and sit inside enormous Bentley-branded calipers, with 10 pistons at the front. Together these provide a maximum braking torque of 6,000 Nm. Also introduced on the Bentayga V8 are sporting red brake calipers for the front and rear standard iron brakes. The calipers are painted in special, high-temperature resistant Tornado red paint, and signal strongly the dynamic intent of this performance-oriented Bentayga V8.
In front of these sit a choice of 11 wheel designs, including an all-new 22” five-spoke wheel with black painted and polished finish. A purposeful black and chrome grille at the front is complemented by Bentley ‘twin-quad’ exhaust tailpipes at rear, both of which provide a further subtle reminder of the new engine specification.
The Bentayga V8 is available with Bentley Dynamic Ride, the world’s first electric active roll control technology that utilizes a 48V system. This system instantly counteracts lateral rolling forces when cornering and ensures maximum tire contact to deliver class-leading cabin stability, rides comfort and exceptional handling. Bentley Bentayga.
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