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According to Bentley, its Bentayga is the “most powerful, most luxurious, most exclusive and fastest SUV in the world.” Concurrently, the Bentayga also represents the luxury carmaker’s foray into the SUV market segment, and to commemorate this milestone, it has created a limited edition model referred to as the Bentayga First Edition.

Production of the Bentayga has already begun, with the first unit being accounted for by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. However, the next 608 units to come out of Crewe will be designated as First Edition models, injecting a sense of exclusivity for customers.

The Bentley Bentayga First Edition was shown to a select group of VIPs at an event in Los Angeles recently. To satisfy your curiosity at the specific number of units (608) chosen, it refers to the power output of the Bentayga’s 6.0 litre TSI W12 engine that produces 608 PS (600 hp) along with 900 Nm of torque.

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Said engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers power to all four corners. Performance-wise, the car will sprint to 100 km/h from a standstill in just 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 301 km/h.

Being a limited edition model, the Bentayga First Edition gets its fair share of exclusive details that differentiate it from regular units that come after. On the outside, British pride is apparent all-round the SUV with Union Jack badging located on certain parts of the vehicle.

Elsewhere, there are additional carbon-fibre parts, illuminated treadplates, and 22-inch black-painted wheels. To “highlight the exclusivity of the model,” only ten exterior colours are available as options for the First Edition.

Inside, the limited-number model features “Diamond within Diamond” quilted seats and door panels, custom-made ambient lighting, additional Union Jack badging on specific trim pieces and bespoke seats with contrast stitching and embroidered seats.

Bentley even speak of the details that go into the cabin’s materials, including metal, wood and leather, described as “meticulous tolerances between elements of trim – sets a new standard in automotive design.”

Unfortunately, that Breitling self-winding Tourbillon clock, which is a USD$160,000 option, won’t be part of the package. On the plus side, First Edition customers will receive a unique Breitling watch to complement their new, luxury SUV that can be worn around and not remain as a showpiece on the car’s dashboard.


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