Bentley is primarily a luxury car manufacturer. But its forthcoming EV is set to debut in 2025. It will outperform everything else on the market in terms of straight-line performance.
Even though not having delivered a single 100 percent EV, Bentley’s CEO plans to burn through the sector’s specifications page. In the latest interview, Adrian Hallmark teased some specifications and pricing details for Bentley’s first EV.
According to Hallmark, the Bentley EV scheduled for 2025 will be capable of producing up to 1,400 hp. And it’s accelerating from 0-60 mph/0-97 kph in 1.5 seconds. If true, this new Bentley would outperform both the Tesla Model S Plaid with1,020 hp and the Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance with 1,111 hp. Both of the speediest passenger EVs on the market, hitting 0-60 mph in under two seconds.
Some specifications solely could be a great selling point for EV connoisseurs with financial backing. Hallmark claims that the new Bentley’s essential selling point is not its unparagoned speed. He claims it will be the vehicle’s extremely simple outperforming due to instant torque.
Envisagement and Target Pricing
Hallmark did not provide any extra information about the latest Bentley EV. However, he did state that its design would be based on the Continental GT coupe, Flying Spur sedan, and Bentayga SUV from the automaker’s current roster. As Bentley appears to be going all-electric, Hallmark says all three models will be converted to BEV versions.
The novel BEV will be created on the premium platform electric (PPE) advanced by Volkswagen Group divisions Porsche and Audi. The PPE will instantaneously provide Bentley with battery tech, drive components, and body functions. It also provides connected and autonomous car functionality.
Bentley EXP 100 GT
While there are no official valuations for the 2025 Bentley EV, its own CEO has stated that approximately one variant will cost more than €250,000/$262,000. For this kind of money, this EV had better go from 0 to 60 mph in 1.5 seconds while also providing massages.
What is fascinating is that the steep price argument is not due to the high cost of EV batteries. Hallmark stated that and continued:
“The 12-cylinder engine costs roughly ten times as much as the average premium car engine, and the average battery costs less than our 12-cylinder engine. I can’t wait for batteries, which are relatively inexpensive.”