BENTAYGA/ CONTI GT3
At what point does a car and trailer become a necessary licence upgrade? Bentleys are heavy. I wanted the Bentayga as my towing weapon for the simple reason that I suspected it would be masterful at it. But the thought of hooking it up to a Conti GT? Someone pass me the HGV regulations, ’cos that’s a whole lot of tonnage.
But, ah, Bentley has a GT3 racing programme, and nowhere in Wook’s statute of rig limitations does it say no racing cars. This is excellent. I bet Charlie and Wook were thinking they were going to rule the track with the AMG GT R and 911 GT3 RS. Not. A. Hope.
And the tractor unit up front? That might be no way to speak about a £160k Bentayga V8, but I don’t particularly like the looks or what it stands for. However, I do like what it does, namely towing brilliantly. Smooth, silent, effortless, no Range Rover Sportstyle clonks rattling back from trailer through towbar, just easy oomph. And when I reach the pitlane, jaws will drop. If we have the Bentayga to thank for enabling Bentley’s full-house GT3 racing programme, then chalk me up as a convert. OM