Are you ready for an electric car that will blow your socks off? If so, then you have to check out the new Bentley Bentayga. It’s an electrified grand tourer that will not only make you jealous of its stellar performance but also leave you wondering what all the fuss is about. The new car, which will go on sale in the U.S. this September, is a bespoke version of the Bentayga SUV, which is itself a modification of the Bentayga saloon. So it’s essentially a track-focused variant of one of Bentley’s most luxurious cars? Sounds like it! Read on to find out more about this high-end, fully electric sports car and what makes it special.
What’s so special about the Bentley Bentayga?
The Bentley Bentayga is one of the most exclusive and expensive cars in the world. It’s also the only car in Bentley’s lineup to be entirely electric. So its exclusivity and price make this the right car for you if you want the very best in terms of performance, handling and luxury. The Bentayga is arguably the most track-oriented car in the Bentley lineup, with a substantial rear wing and an available electronic limited-slip differential. This means that the car can tackle any road or track in the world with ease, ready to deliver a thrilling experience for its driver and passengers.
The all-new Bentayga sports car
The all-new Bentayga sports car is what makes the Bentley Bentayga so special. The car is based on the same platform as the Continental GT and Speed Six, so it shares its underpinnings with its saloon and SUV siblings. However, it is entirely electric, with a 6.2-kW motor that sends power to the rear wheels via a nine-speed transmission. The car is finished in a sublime dark grey with a black roof and madras-trimmed seats that give it a very bespoke feel.
What makes the Bentley Bentayga unique?
There’s a reason the Bentley Bentayga is one of the most expensive cars in the world and it’s not just its rarity – it’s also the car’s exclusivity. When the car first went on sale in the UK in January 2017, very few people knew about it. That all changed when the car went on sale in the US last month and everyone wanted one. The reason for its unique status is simple – it’s the first production car to feature fully integrated active braking and active cruise control. What that means is that the driver can simply tap the brake or turn the wheel to activate the system, and it will automatically come to a halt or slow down the car in order to stop it from hitting any objects in its path. The system works a treat, and you won’t even know it’s on.
How much will the Bentley Bentayga cost?
The price of the Bentley Bentayga has been a topic of much discussion among car lovers. Some might say it’s too expensive, while others might mention that it’s too early to tell. Some reports have it at $161,000 while others have it at $196,000. We’ll have to wait a while to find out the real price but based on the car’s performance and features, we expect it to be much higher than this.
When will we see a fully electric Bentley?
It’s going to be a long wait, but the first fully electric Bentley is coming soon. The new model, which is set to be released in 2020, will be called the Bentley Continental GT E-Hybrid. It will be the first Bentley to feature an electric drivetrain and will use the same platforms as the existing GT and E models. The new car will deliver a performance that’s worthy of its new name – it has been spec’ed to deliver 0-62 mph in just 3.9 seconds, will have a top speed of 200 mph and can sprint from 0-60 in a claimed time of just 5.6 seconds.
What’s next for Bentley?
The future for this brand is very bright indeed. As we speak, the Bentley team is hard at work on a new electric car to replace the Bentayga. It’s expected to go on sale in 2022, and it will be based on the same platform as the Continental and Speed models. The new electric car will feature an 8.0-kW motor that will give it a maximum output of 500 AH, which should make it suitable for roughly 200 miles before being fully charged. The new model will be followed by a plug-in hybrid version in 2024, which will use a 410-hp electric motor and a 90-kW onboard charger to provide a combined output of 1,000 AH.
The Bentley Bentayga is an impressive car that promises to deliver a serious amount of performance for its $200,000 price tag. With a top speed of 200 mph and a range of over 200 miles on a single charge, this is one of the fastest, most luxurious electric cars you will ever drive. The only downside to this car is the wait for the new electric Bentley.