For DC's car-fixated A-list, the new Bentley Bentayga is an auto-erotic/exotic must-have.
Attention luxury-loving moms, secret service, and the stately! Forget the German- and Japanese-made nexus of Lexus, Mercedes, and Audi; say no to the traditional black SUVs. This year, the Empire (as in British) strikes back with the sine qua non in the category: the all-new Bentley Bentayga. In a city with more tinted Suburbans per capita than any other in the country (we assume), the crew in Crewe (that’s England) are hand-delivering a limited 608 Bentley SUVs globally to an ab-fab group of VIP customers. For a mere $297,400. With a zero-to-60 time of four seconds and a top speed of 187 mph, the Bentayga is the world’s fastest, most powerful SUV—and certainly the most luxurious. (The skins of Bentley’s interior leather come from cattle that graze on the cool hillsides of northern Europe, where insect bites that can cause unsightly marks are unlikely to occur.) “Bentley represents the pursuit of life outside the ordinary,” says Bentley Motors’ Chairman and CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer. Extraordinary, indeed. Exclusive Automotive Group, 8550 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, 703-712-8324