- Jun 27th 2006 at 8:57AM
Bentley Building an SUV?
WorldCarFans isn't a fan site that often goes guessing into the wind, so we perked up and listened when one of its headlines suggested that Bentley might be building an SUV. The only evidence the site has are spy shots of a Cayenne test mule, but it reasons that the platform underpinning the Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7 could further be stretched to include a Bentley bruiser. While the resulting sport utility would benefit from the development already done by the other automakers, it's powerplants would be derived from the rest of Bentley's line. The Arnage's 6.5L V8 with 475 bhp would be the "base" engine, and the Continental GT's twin turbo, 6.0L W12 that produces 560 bhp would be the range topper. The above shot is just a rendering, but Bentley's corporate visage would look just fine on an SUV, if you ask us.