Bentley is celebrating its first customer deliveries for the new Bentayga, claimed to be the fastest and most powerful SUV in the world.
Buyers of the first production batch have been treated to an exclusive handover event at Bentley’s Crewe, England, headquarters. They have been invited to tour the factory, witnessing segments of the 130-hour assembly process for each unit.
Currently employing around 4,000 workers, the factory also produces the Continental GT, Flying Spur and Mulsanne.
The new SUV borrows VW Group’s latest 6.0-liter W12 engine, boasting 600 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can expect to launch from zero to 60 mph in just four seconds flat, eventually topping out at 187 mph.
The First Edition models feature several upgrades, along with unique interior and exterior styling details. It is unclear if they fetched a premium over the Bentayga’s $229,100 base price.
Live images by Ronan Glon.