Here’s something you probably thought you would never read—there’s an SUV that can outrace a Lamborghini. Thanks to Bentley, that’s not quackery; it’s reality.
The Bentley Bentayga Speed is the British automaker’s new all-wheel-drive SUV that just edges out the Lamborghini Urus. Speed has a top speed of 190 miles per hour while Urus tops out at 189.5. OK, so maybe that first sentence is a bit misleading. Both cars are SUVs, so it’s not like the Bentayga Speed is outracing one of Lamborghini’s supercars, but with a top speed of nearly 200 miles per hour, the Bentayga Speed is still extremely impressive and does hold the title of “the world’s fastest production SUV.”
Of course, it’s also worth noting that Bentley had to wrest that title back from Lamborghini, who took it in 2018. Bentley had to up the ante by adding additional power to the Bentayga, taking it from 600 braking horsepower to 626, courtesy of the 6.0L, twin-turborcharged W12 engine. While horsepower might have been increased, torque stayed the same at 664 lb-ft (which means that the Urus would actually beat Speed on the short track with a faster 0 to 60 speed).
Buying a Bentley because you’re looking for a racer doesn’t make sense. You buy a Bentley for the luxury, and the Speed is no slouch in this department. From quilted leather, faux suede, book-matched wood, and carbon fiber in the interior, to the latest in gadgetry and technology, Speed is everything you expect.