Bentley has change into the primary main automaker to launch a collection of vehicles devoted to Russian ballet — sorry, Lada. It is planning to construct a collection of six Bentayga Velocity fashions impressed by a special movement carried out by ballet dancers in Russia.
Every SUV within the collection wears a particular livery; three characteristic a single-tone paint job whereas the remaining get a two-tone look. As of writing, solely one of many limited-edition SUVs has been revealed. It is painted in Silver Storm over Damson, which is Bentley-speak for purple, and it receives a brown and purple leather-based inside with contrasting Koa wooden trim. Among the different color combos deliberate might be extra refined. One might be painted in Windsor Blue over Mild Windsor Blue, for instance. On the different finish of the spectrum, one other might be absolutely completed in purple.
Version-specific distinction stitching and ballet silhouettes added to the seats and to the trim on the dashboard additional set the members of this few-off collection aside from the regular-production Bentayga Speed. And, every automobile is known as after a singular ballet transfer; the identify seems on the sill plates. Earlier than you get in, hold a watch out for the distinctive Russian Heritage LED welcome lighting that is unique to those six vehicles.
Do not search for ballet-inspired modifications beneath the hood. Energy comes from the regular-production Velocity’s mighty 6.0-liter W12 engine, which is twin-turbocharged to develop 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. The latter determine is accessible over a broad vary that stretches from 1,500 to five,000 rpm. The agency quotes a formidable 3.9-second dash from zero to 62 mph and a high velocity of 190 mph.
Pricing data hasn’t been introduced however it’s of little curiosity: all six vehicles have already been spoken for. They will be delivered by Bentley dealerships within the Moscow space earlier than the tip of 2021. Bentley defined that that is the primary chapter in a collection of Russian Heritage Version fashions developed particularly for the Russian market. It plans to launch new Russia-themed limited-edition fashions yearly.
Concern not in case you’re into huge, highly effective SUVs and head-turning paint colours however aren’t on the listing to obtain a ballet-themed Bentayga. Mulliner (the division that handles Bentley’s in-house customization) takes requests; its 1,000th mission was a sweet potato-colored Bentayga.