2017 Bentley Bentayga Performance Review: 187 MPH AWD Howitzer Blast Down the Track [Video]

2017 Bentley Bentayga

The first time out, we saw the Bentley Bentayga use excessive force on an off-road course. powered by a turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 engine, this ultra-exclusive SUV is currently the most powerful, and likely the most expensive production SUV on the market today.

The Bentayga comes with 600 hp, 664 lb-ft of torque and a top speed approaching 200 mph. It can tow 7,700 pounds, has four ride heights and nearly 10 inches of ground clearance. Bentley’s reported top speed of 187 mph is good enough to surpass both the latest Porsche 911 Carrera and new Lexus GS F.

The Bentley’s effortless performance combined with hand-crafted luxury, appeals to a market accustomed to high quality at a fraction of this price. The plethora of expensive-feeling leathers, metals and veneers in this car’s cabin creates an ambience not just of real sumptuousness but an air relaxed informal luxury.

The flying B mascot may be missing from the Bentayga, but it has no problem soaring on the track at more than 150 mph. Watch this video of Bentley’s bespoke SUV do more than just carry its passengers in the lap of luxury.

The Bentayga is an incredibly expensive SUV – starting from $229,100 before options, but your investment will be rewarded with a crossover that’s faster than any of its competitors and one that provides a new world of luxury.