Bentley Unveils Ultra Performance Hybrid: A New Era of Power

In a groundbreaking announcement, Bentley takes a significant leap towards the future by revealing plans to succeed its iconic W12 engine with a cutting-edge V8 hybrid powertrain.

This move marks a pivotal moment in Bentley’s trajectory, promising not only the highest power output ever witnessed in a Bentley but also heralding the dawn of a new era characterised by unparalleled dynamism, responsiveness, and efficiency.

It’s a paradigm shift that positions Bentley as a frontrunner in the realm of daily supercars.

The Dawn of Ultra Performance Hybrid

Dubbed the Ultra Performance Hybrid, this revolutionary powertrain continues Bentley’s legacy of marrying top-tier combustion engines with state-of-the-art technology to elevate performance.

Bentley Unveils Ultra Performance Hybrid: A New Era of Power

From the inception of supercharging in the 1920s to the widespread adoption of turbocharging from the 1980s onwards, Bentley has consistently pushed the boundaries of automotive engineering.

Now, with the introduction of ‘electrocharging’, Bentley propels itself even further into the future, harnessing the potency of a hybrid system to forge what is poised to become the most advanced and potent powertrain in its 105-year history.

Unprecedented Power and Efficiency

Scheduled for release this summer, the Ultra Performance Hybrid not only surpasses its predecessor in terms of power but also redefines efficiency standards. With an astounding output of over 750 PS and an electric-only range of 50 miles (80 km), this powertrain sets new benchmarks in performance and sustainability.

To put it into perspective, this represents an increase of at least 91 PS compared to the outgoing W12 engine, which powered models like the Flying Spur and GT W12 Speed derivatives.

As Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine nears retirement after a remarkable run spanning two decades and over 105,000 units produced, the Ultra Performance Hybrid steps up to assume the mantle as Bentley’s flagship powertrain.

Bentley Unveils Ultra Performance Hybrid: A New Era of Power

This heralds the arrival of a new lineage of Bentleys, poised to reign as the epitome of electrified luxury performance vehicles. Not only does the Ultra Performance Hybrid surpass the W12 in power and torque, but it also boasts a WLTP drive cycle CO2 figure of under 50 g/km, underscoring Bentley’s commitment to sustainability.

A Glimpse into the Future: The Sound of Innovation

Offering a tantalising preview of what lies ahead, Bentley has released an engine sound clip that encapsulates the essence of the Ultra Performance Hybrid. Characterised by a harmonious blend of cross-plane bass and a spirited growl, the engine’s soundtrack serves as a testament to its unparalleled prowess.

From the thunderous roar of combustion to the serene silence of electric mode, the Ultra Performance Hybrid offers a symphony of automotive innovation.

This unveiling marks a pivotal moment in Bentley’s Beyond 100 journey, signifying the brand’s unwavering commitment to innovation, sustainability, and excellence. With every car in the range poised to embrace hybrid technology, Bentley paves the way for a future where performance knows no bounds, and sustainability is non-negotiable.

Bentley Unveils Ultra Performance Hybrid: A New Era of Power


As Bentley embarks on this transformative journey, it invites enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike to witness the birth of a new era in automotive excellence. With the Ultra Performance Hybrid at its helm, Bentley charts a course towards a future where power, performance, and sustainability converge seamlessly.

Stay tuned as Bentley unveils further details about its electrified powertrain in the coming weeks, while enthusiasts can still indulge in the final offerings of Bentley’s legendary W12 and V8 engines through its global retailer network.

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