Meet the Bentley Bentayga Mulliner - because the Bentayga isn't already posh enough, obviously.
Bentley doesn’t do understated. Take the Bentley Bentayga, the fastest, most powerful and most luxurious SUV on sale right now with its whopping 6.0-litre, W12 engine that produces 600 horsepower. Now, Bentley’s in-house coachbuilder division Mulliner has added an extra layer of luxury to the Bentayga, if that was ever possible, to create the Bentley Bentayga Mulliner. Bentley is billing it as the “ultimate luxury SUV” – and it’s difficult to argue with that claim, frankly.
Set to make an appearance at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Bentley Bentayga Mulliner is being produced in limited numbers - because let's face it, only a small minority will have any hope of affording it. For the first time, the Bentayga gets an exquisite two-tone paint job as part of the one-off Mulliner exclusive, as well as exclusive 22-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels with floating wheel centers, unique badging and bright chromed lower bumper grilles. It’s the interior where the Bentley Bentayga Mulliner earns its title as the ultimate luxury SUV, however. Everything is handcrafted as you would expect.
The hand-stitched leather seats are upholstered in the same two-tone color scheme as the exterior, and finished with unique Mulliner embroidery. Unique to the Bentayga Mulliner is a bottle cooler in the rear of the cabin, with an illuminated chilling cabinet and bespoke Cumbria Crystal flutes. If that’s not enough, you can also fit it with a bespoke Mulliner hamper, which includes a mini fridge, bespoke Linley china cutlery, crockery and crystal glasses. Also exclusive to the Bentayga Mulliner is a unique walnut veneer trim, illuminated Mulliner tread plates and mood lighting with 15 selectable colors. And of course we can't forget about that infamous clock.
Included in the Mulliner version is the Tourbillon by Breitling clock, which cost $160,000 in the standard Bentayga. The luxuries don’t just apply to the interior. The luxury car maker is adding the Bentley Dynamic Ride system to the Mulliner edition, which actively adjusts the suspension to reduce body roll, improving the stability and handling for a more refined ride. Power is derived from the 6.0-liter W12 of the standing Bentayga, producing 600 horsepower, 663 lb-ft of torque, and a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds. Prices haven't been announced, but the base Bantayga costs around $230,000 so expect the Mulliner to cost considerably more - you can add another $160,000 just for the clock alone.