Beguiling Bentley Bentayga

Throughout motoring history no brand symbolises the true spirit of the Gentleman Racer more than Bentley. The early days of the Bentley racing cars were awash with well heeled gentleman who had a passion for car racing and living the luxury lifestyle. Their reputation for building large powerful racing cars led legendary Ettore Bugatti to refer to their cars as ‘the world’s fastest lorry’ thanks to their size and presence on the track. Racing Bentley’s were not only large but luxurious, refined and capable of being used on the road when not at the track.

Fast forward 100 years and the basic recipe for a Bentley has changed little. The upmost in luxury motoring, huge power reserves and a sporty pedigree that exudes from every model they make. So now that they’ve created a luxury SUV, does that meant the spirit of Bentley has been diluted?

The Bentley Bentayga had been talked about for many years in various forms and upon release was a much-anticipated car for several reasons. People’s opinions about the way the car looks may have been a matter of taste when the car was first launched, but as with many design classics, it now blends fittingly into the motoring landscape and is unmistakably a Bentley from any angle. Most people were keen to see whether Bentley could apply their heritage and history to a different market, whilst retaining everything about their brand. They needn’t have been concerned.

From inside, the Bentayga is every bit a Bentley, sumptuously luxurious, pristine craftsmanship and attention to detail, the finest materials and quilted leathers, and also so much more. It may contain the very latest technology, but in true gentlemanly fashion, it isn’t as in-your-face as most modern luxury cars can be. The contemporary styling is timeless rather than cutting edge, the digital dashboard still features analogue dials and there’s double glazing to keep you cocooned from the outside world. However, with this car since Bentley have realised their SUV attracts a different target market, the Bentayga even has treats for the whole family. The rear entertainment screens may display all the information you’d expect and allow for endless hours of television and media to be displayed, but they also double as doodling pads for your kids where they can draw, take pictures of themselves and so much more. Bentley seem to have taken their heritage approach and rather than dilute the brand, they’ve simply opened it up to a wider audience.

Then there’s the power. As you’d expect, the Bentayga certainly isn’t lacking in this department. Powered by a 6.0 litre W12 twin-turbo engine producing 600 BHP, the 2.4 tonne car certainly is no slouch with 0-62mph arriving in just 4.0 seconds and going on to a top speed of 187mph, only Lamborghini’s Urus offers pace to rival those statistics. Being a Bentley of course, the way the Bentayga gathers speed isn’t brash or fussy and arrives in a waft of torque to propel you onward, quietly and refined. The Bentayga is every inch a proper Bentley in every department.

Our 2017 Bentley Bentayga is finished in Onyx Black metallic and comes with full Beluga hide interior. It has an extensive list of features such as 22” 5 spoke alloy wheels in black with a diamond turned finish, Touring specification to include adaptive cruise control, lane assist, traffic assist, head up display and night vision, City specification to include park assist, pedestrian warning, top view camera, traffic sign recognition, reverse warning and city safeguard, Veneer specification for 5 seats, Bentley rear entertainment with maps, remote garage door opener, rear privacy glass and much, much more.

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