For the posh, sophisticated members of society who frequently concern themselves with the goings on at luxury British car marques like Bentley Motors, the forthcoming 2017 Bentley Bentayga SUV must seem like an odd duck indeed. After all, the company has never engaged in any market but that reserved for sports-luxury coupes, sedans, and the like.
Therefore, these aristocratic social elites might be forgiven for wondering whether the Bentley Bentayga will indeed be able to behave anything like a utility vehicle, propelling itself over loose dirt and twigs just as well as it does 19th century brick-paved roads and well-cared-for cement.
But Bentley Motors is doing its homework in ensuring that the Bentley Bentayga SUV will fare just fine over the world’s more “uncouth” surfaces. Just take a look at the video below, which shows the decadent Bentayga making short work of some rough, unpaved inclines at an offroad testing facility in Northern Spain.
Of course, beside being capable of traversing the very same rugged terrain previously reserved for under-accomplished plebeians and their unsightly 4x4s, the Bentley Bentayga will also be the fastest SUV in the world when it launches – or so says the automaker. This unnatural marriage of decadence, speed, and ruggedness is set to make the Bentley Bentayga one of the most unusual new market offerings in the long history of the automobile.
The moneyed aristocracy is partial to its extraordinary little eccentricities, isn’t it?