Bentley has revealed a more driver-oriented version of its Bentley Bentayga SUV, termed the Bentayga S. The Bentayga is powered by the 4.0-liter V8, not the W12, but comes with a range of improvements to make it sharper to drive and to look at. The V8 in the Bentley Bentayga S puts out 550 hp and 770 Nm, unchanged from the standard Bentayga V8, and can do 0 to 100 kph in 4.5 seconds while reaching a 290 kph top speed. This version comes with the 48-volt electronic anti-roll system as standard.
Further, the Sport drive mode first seen on the Continental GT Speed has been added here. In this mode, there is a 15 percent increase in air suspension damping while ESC and air suspension have been tuned to improve steering response and turn-in and reduce body roll.
The Bentley Bentayga S gets a more purposeful exterior look with its improved dynamics. All the exterior chrome has been replaced with a black finish, which is also repeated on the side-sills and door mirrors. The LED headlights and tail-lights are finished in a dark tint, while the front air dam has been given a gloss black treatment. Topping this off is a larger rear spoiler, large 22-inch ceramic-polished wheels, and model-specific badging, all of which are finished in black. The brake-based torque-vectoring system has been returned in the Bentley Bentayga S for improved front axle response, while a new free-flowing sports exhaust is included as standard.
There is heavy use of Alcantara on the inside and a new seat design that features a fluted pattern and S lettering. Bentayga S treadplates, while the digital instrumentation gets the same sportier graphics as the Continental GT Speed.
Prices for the Bentley Bentayga S haven’t been announced yet, but you can expect a sizeable premium over the Rs 4.1 crore (ex-showroom) starting price of the standard Bentley Bentayga V8.