LONDON -- Bentley's first full-electric car will offer up to 1400 hp and will be capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph (97 kph) in about 1.5 seconds, CEO Adrian Hallmark said.
But acceleration will not be the model's main selling point, Hallmark said.
"For us it would not be the brutality of acceleration that can define us," he said in an interview with Automotive News Europe.
The main attribute of the new EV will rather be the car's "effortless overtaking performance from a huge amount of torque on demand," Hallmark said. "Most people enjoy the 30 to 70 mph (50 to 113 kph) acceleration, or in Germany the 30 to 150 mph (50 to 240 kph) acceleration," he said.