Bentley’s goal in bringing old Quasimodo here to Goodwood was to gauge “customer and public reaction to the idea of a Bentley SUV". Next up, it’s he 2012 Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California in August.
Bentley has revealed that the SUV will be offered with a 6.0-litre W12 engine which develops 600bhp and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. The new 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo will also be available with 500 bhp, just like in the Continental GT, but there will also be a hybrid V6 system with 30 km (18 miles) of pure electric range.
The manufacturer hopes this model will become their new bread and butter, filling the gaps when demand for the Continental is too low.