The world’s fastest production SUV, the new Bentayga Speed is now available in the Middle East.

The super swift SUV features an enhanced 626 bhp version of the 6.0-litre W12 engine which has been used on the Bentayga W12 since 2016. The changes boost maximum power from 608 PS in the existing twin-turbocharged model to 635 PS (626 bhp), delivering a top speed of 306 km/h and 0–100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.

According to the UK-based manufacturer, the Bentayga Speed’s ceramic brakes are the largest and most powerful ever fitted to a Bentley, with a maximum braking toque of 6,000 Nm and engineered to withstand temperatures up to 1,000 °C. They also save more than 20 kg over iron brakes.

“The Bentayga Speed is the most powerful and performance-oriented Bentayga to date. Its name builds on a long tradition of ‘Speed’ models born with the Continental GT in 2007,” says the company in its release notes.

“To match the elevated levels of performance, the Bentayga Speed sports a striking exterior look. Dark-tint headlights radiator and bumper grilles, as well as body-coloured side skirts and a striking tailgate spoiler confirm the SUV’s performance credentials.”