Bentley Bentayga Apex Edition Gets Swimsuit Ready, Drops 97 Pounds

2024 bentley bentayga apex edition
Bentley Bentayga Apex Edition Loses 97 PoundsBentley
  • Bentley revealed the Bentayga Apex Edition, which, as the name suggests, is a new special edition of its luxury SUV.

  • The Apex Edition gets a special look, carbon-fiber wheels, and carbon-ceramic brakes to save weight.

  • Production of the new special edition Bentayga is being limited to just 20 units worldwide with a subset being offered to owners of the Continental GT Le Mans Edition in matching trim and livery.

Special-edition luxury models are a dime a dozen these days, and two weeks after revealing the Bentayga Black Edition, Bentley's got another one with the new Bentayga Apex Edition. Bentley took the nearly 5500-pound luxobarge and removed weight where it could. So it's basically a Miata, right? Not quite.

2024 bentley bentayga apex edition

The Apex Edition sheds roughly 97 pounds compared with the standard Bentayga S. Half of that saved weight comes thanks to the 10-spoke 22-inch carbon-fiber wheels. The other half comes from a new set of performance-oriented carbon-ceramic brake rotors.

Looks-wise, Bentley's in-house Mulliner team came up with six curated liveries—though the automaker will also welcome the creation of a bespoke model, assuming your wallet can handle it. All six Mulliner-designed models come with a racing stripe extending from nose to tail over the hood and roof of the car. Buyers of last year's Bentley Continental GT Le Mans edition cars will be given the opportunity to order a Bentayga Apex Edition in matching trim and livery.

As for specifics, there are new spoilers on the front and rear, while the sills and mirror caps are finished in carbon fiber. There's an abundance of carbon fiber inside the Apex Edition, with the material spanning the dash and covering the center console. Lest you forget which special edition you're in, Bentley kindly labeled the Apex Edition with special badging inside and out.

Power is sourced from Bentley's 542-hp twin-turbocharged V-8. The slightly heavier standard Bentayga S can sprint to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. Considering the Apex Edition only shaves 1.8 percent off the Bentayga S's curb weight, we don't really expect the limited-edition version will be quicker in any meaningful way.

Production will be limited to a mere 20 units globally. Bentley was mum on pricing, but we're sure the special edition will fetch quite a bit more than the V-8 Bentayga S's $243,025 starting price.

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