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Compass A u to KING KONG The words “Bentley” and “SUV” have never been used concurrently, but suddenly it seems as natural as King Kong, which is what this new beast most resembles, if Mr. Kong was wearing a bespoke suit. TEXT BY BILL LINDSEY Now that Bentley is a Volkswagen Auto Group marque, alongside Porsche, Audi and Lamborghini, the Parts Bin is suddenly full of interesting bits. The best of all of these combined to create the ultimate SUV, one that rap stars and NBA players will be clamoring to acquire. Labeled a 2017 model, the first $229,100 Bentayga is already rolling out of the Crewe production facility in the UK. Requiring 130 hours to craft, each Bentayga looks like the offspring of a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and Queen Elizabeth’s ceremonial coach. Powered by a massive, yet technologically unparalleled 600 hp, 6-liter W12 engine, the Bentayga is the undisputed monarch of luxury SUVs. The interior is best summarized as nicer than the snobbiest private club in London, with more exotic woods and leather than Lizzy’s coach. As wide as a Kardashian backside, yet a lot more fun to ride, this is the ultimate SUV in every way imaginable; BentleyMotors.com. 48