Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series Builds on Luxury

The Bentley Bentayga is already a luxury vehicle, so creating a special edition means you’re heaping luxury on top of luxury. For the Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series, Bentley started with the Bentayga Blackline. They added a body-coloured front bumper apron and swapped out the exhaust pipes for pipes with a gloss-black finish.

Similarly, the trim around the front grille, the bumper and side skirt inserts, and the window trim are all also done in gloss black. A set of new seven-spoke wheels finished in Palladium Grey Paragon and designed by Mulliner come on the Design Series.

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On the inside, the interior hasn’t changed from the Blackline, but it does come in different options—four two-tone themes, Pillar Box Red, Orange Mulliner White, and Klein Blue, all done in Beluga leather. The dashboard is adorned with a new carbon fibre trim that was designed specifically for the Design Series.

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While other Bentley models come with a few more options for the engine, the Design Series is limited to the titular V8—a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 to be specific. The engine puts out 542 horsepower with 568 lb-ft of torque. The engine propels the Design Series to a respectable 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 180 miles per hour. All-wheel drive is standard on the Design series and it comes with Electronic Differential Lock and four Drive Dynamic modes.

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Bentley hasn’t shared pricing, but around USD$190,000 is a safe bet.

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