How will you like a ride in a hypercar? That too is not too far away from now. You can very well taste the insane speed as early as 2025 if all goes according to Bentley’s plans.
Adrian Hallmark, CEO of Bentley told the media that they are already at 650 horsepower with their Continental GT Speed. And the BEV models would have double the power that can go from 0 to 60 in a matter of 2 seconds only. Loosely translating to a ride that fast that it can get uncomfortably nauseous. Godspeed Bentley!
Bentley has always been synonymous with luxury, performance, and power. But now, with the introduction of its range of hybrid cars, Bentley is becoming known for something else – environmental friendliness.
The new Bentley EV will be so fast that it will come with a dedicated setting for a choice of slower acceleration speed. 0 to 60 mph in just 1.5 seconds. This makes it one of the quickest cars on the market and perfect for those who want to make a statement. The top speed is also an impressive 205 mph. This car is sure to turn heads and get you from 0 to 60 in no time flat.
Adrian goes on giving away a solution for the merely fast acceleration slowing down to 2.7 seconds for 0 to 60 mph or switching it to a whole lot of 1.5 seconds. Honestly, could the CEO be any more assuming with their plans with Bentley EV?
Let’s find out and ponder on what all we know so far!
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Bentley’s Fastest Electric Car
Electric Bentley cars sound super exhilarating given the fact there are already some marvelously fast models from the British automaker. However, now they are keen on becoming a greener automobile company and not just gas-guzzlers.
Adrian says the first-ever all-electric Bentley will be the double of GT Speed. Bentley cars are some of the fastest vehicles on the road. They can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just a few seconds, and they can reach top speeds of over 200 miles per hour.
Of course, speed isn’t everything, and it goes without saying how Bentley cars are also known for their luxury and style. You can be sure that you’ll be riding in style and comfort when you get behind the wheel of one of these amazing cars.
With a top speed of 208 mph, the Bentley Continental GT Speed is one of the fastest cars on the road. Under the hood is a powerful 6.0-litre W12 engine that produces 650 horsepower and 900nm max torque. All that power is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The GT Speed can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and has a fuel economy of 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
The EV version of premium luxury Bentley could very well do a nauseously fast speed, to be honest. However, how fast it would be, is a thing to wait and watch. Bentley has put in as much as
The First Electric Bentley
The EXP 100 GT concept car from Bentley Motors is an electric car that combines luxury and performance, first showcased in 2019 came after the first concept EXP 12.
An innovative take on the electric powertrain called ‘Next Generation Traction Drive’ has four 204-340hp electric motors and an advanced torque system. This allows for a combined output of 811 and 1359hp to be distributed to all four wheels.
The combined peak torque is a little over 1491Nm. This easily explains the 0-100kph estimated time of 2.5 seconds, as well as the top speed of 299kph.
The concept car also features a number of innovative technologies, including a head-up display, wireless charging, and a gesture control system. The EXP 100 GT is a showcase of Bentley’s vision for the future of luxury mobility.
Bentley’s CEO Adrian Hallmark has said that the company’s first all-electric car will be a “game-changer” for the luxury automaker. Speaking to CNBC, Hallmark said that Bentley is aiming to have the car on the road by 2025 and that it will be a “truly ground-breaking” vehicle. He added that Bentley is also working on a new generation of hybrid cars, which will use a combination of electric and petrol power.
The move to electrification is in line with other luxury automakers such as Jaguar, Porsche, and BMW, who are all planning to launch all-electric cars in the next few years.
Bentley’s move is also in keeping with the UK government’s plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030. Hallmark said that Bentley is “fully supportive” of the government’s plans. The all-electric Bentley will be built at the company’s factory in Crewe, England. It will be the first all-electric car to be built at the site.
The all-electric Bentley will join a range of other electric cars that are already on the market, such as the Tesla Model S, the Jaguar I-Pace, and the Audi e-tron. However, it will be the first all-electric car from a traditional luxury automaker.
Bentley Beyond 100
Bentley’s decision to go electric is part of a larger trend in the automotive industry. A growing number of automakers are investing in electric vehicles, as they look to address concerns about climate change and air pollution. Electric vehicles emit far less carbon dioxide than their gasoline-powered counterparts, and they’re also much quieter.
Bentley hasn’t released any details about the production version of their electric car, but it’s likely to be a high-end, luxury vehicle. The company’s move to electric vehicles is part of its wider ‘Beyond100’ strategy, which aims to make Bentley a sustainable and future-focused company and plans to launch five new models starting from 2025 in their five in five strategic plans.
As the automotive industry looks to the future, electric vehicles are becoming an increasingly popular option. Many manufacturers are investing in this technology, and Bentley is no exception. The luxury automaker has announced plans to launch its first all-electric vehicle in 2025. This move signals a major shift for the company, which has long been known for its powerful gasoline-powered cars.
Bentley’s Hybrid Cars
The Bentley hybrid cars are a new breed of vehicle that is becoming increasingly popular with luxury car buyers. These cars combine the best of both worlds – the performance and power of a Bentley with the fuel efficiency and environmental friendliness of a hybrid. Following is the hybrid fleet from Bentley:
- Flying Spur
Bentley’s first foray into the world of hybrids was with the Bentayga SUV, which was launched in 2016. This car was well-received by critics and customers alike, and its success has led to Bentley introducing more hybrid models in its line-up.
The Flying Spur has an E Motor and a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine, which combined produce 536 bhp (544 PS) and 750 Nm (553 lb. ft) of torque. For a top speed of 177 mph (285 km/h), the car can reach 87 mph (140 km/h) on purely electric power).
Flying Spur can go from 0 to 60 mph in an impressive 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.3 secs) with a combined range of 497 miles. The electric-only range is 25 miles only but is significant when compared to Flying Spur V8 saving around three gallons every day.
The most recent addition to the Bentley hybrid range is the upcoming Continental GT. This car is a true workhorse, with a V8 engine that delivers an impressive output of 590 horsepower. But it’s not just the power that makes this car special – it’s also the fact that it can run on both petrol and electric power. This means that you can enjoy all the benefits of a Bentley without having to sacrifice fuel efficiency. However, Bentley is yet to confirm the details of the Continental GT PHEV.
Bentley and Automobile’s EV Future
The EXP 100 GT concept car, revealed in 2019 to mark Bentley’s Centenary, gives a taste of the future of luxury mobility. All senses are engaged with this vehicle, which is designed to be luxurious and sustainable. This car was essentially a testing ground for new features, some of which are already appearing in Bentley’s production cars.
Bentley will continue to offer “traditional craftsmanship” alongside its new sustainable technology to keep everything premium luxury. However, the company is also investing in sustainable materials to use in its vehicles’ interiors and exteriors. It is also investigating the use of sustainable wood and wool, as well as vegan leather made from the skin of grapes.
Bentley Motors has announced that it is investing in its electric future, with plans to launch its first all-electric vehicle in 2025 and one every year after for five years.
What to Expect in Future
Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark has announced the first details of the brand’s upcoming electric vehicle. Speaking to the media, Hallmark said that the car will have “unprecedented levels of performance and luxury.” Knowing the luxury legacy of Bentley premium designs history, it is not hard to believe they would come up with something even greater.
According to Bentley, electric cars can reach such high speed, thanks to the fact that electric cars have instant torque, which means they can accelerate extremely quickly. However, real-world speeds will likely be lower than this due to the fact that electric cars are heavier than traditional cars and will therefore have more drag.
As one of the world’s leading luxury automakers, Bentley’s move will no doubt encourage other companies to invest in electric vehicles. We can expect to see more and more electric cars on the road in the years to come.
The company plans to offer a choice of electrified powertrains across its entire model range by 2030 going hybrid and fully electric. There is a possibility of keeping ultra-low emission ICE cars, but it will be worth the wait to see what true specs come for the first electric Bentley that can literally transport you!