Bentley Bentayga Goes Head to Head with the Tesla Model X - the Fastest SUVs

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OK, so these are two of the fastest SUVs on the planet, but apart from that, they couldn't be any more different. At least that's what the guys at Motor Trend seem to think about them.
Oh, we forgot about one other aspect that brings them together: their total disrespect for what makes a car look beautiful. The Model X has nice details, but its overall shape and proportions are way off, while the Bentayga is completely the other way around.

Well, you can't argue with the silhouette of the Tesla being just wrong, but we wouldn't be that hard on the Bentley. At least not as long as you don't look at it from behind.

The two presenters (Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman) actually have a much better way of describing the two cars. They joke that the Model X designers decided to copy "the all-time ugliest BMW" - no prize for guessing he means the 5 Series GT, while the Bentayga is described as "a German caricature of what a British luxury car could be if sold to a Chinese audience." That might just be the best, and most succinct presentation of VW's luxury SUV.

The two cars are tested for acceleration, and you wouldn't be surprised to know the .3 seconds difference in favor of the Tesla is enough to help it win the 1/4 mile drag race by .2 seconds. Had the race gone for another 100 feet or so, then we probably would have had a different winner, though. Bentley's W12 6.0-liter engine (a marriage between two 3.0-liter V6 engines) needs a little more space to spread its legs, but once it does, it can reach 187 mph (301 km/h).

In the end, there can be only one, and the two are faced with a difficult choice. Do they go for the more expensive, more luxurious, and more conventional Bentley, or is the Silicon Valley alternative more appealing? Find the answer in the entertaining video below, and keep an eye out for a couple of Alfa Romeo 4Cs.

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