Rolls-Royce Cullinan Meets Bentley Bentayga in Qatar, The Colors Scream

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan Meets Bentley Bentayga in QatarRolls-Royce Cullinan Meets Bentley Bentayga in Qatar
With Rolls-Royce having recently introduced the Cullinan, the first SUV to wear the Spirit of Ecstasy has already met its closes rival, namely the Bentley Bentayga.
As you'll be able to notice in the Instagram post at the bottom of the page, the two came together in Qatar, with the colors of the lavish high-riders allow for an ever better differentiation.

Of course, this brings us the opportunity to drop a little comparison involving the two luxurious behemoths.

As far as the eye is concerned, the Bentley comes with a sportier design. Interestingly, while the Crewe machine follows the let's make all SUVs look more dynamic trend, we can't say the same about its Goodwood rival.

With its imposing stance, the Cullinan doesn't jump the said styling bandwagon, rather being in a class of its own.

When it comes to the cabin, the Bentayga packs a design that sets it apart in the British carmaker's range, but the Cullinan isn't that original.

For instance, the Cullinan borrows the Phantom VIII's dashboard and center console, while it features a redesigned passenger-side dash, an even more generous infotainment display and new seats.

The Phantom-borrowed twin-turbo 6.75-liter V12 motor of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan delivers 563 hp and 627 lb-ft of twist and while Rolls-Royce hasn't announced the 0 to 60 mph time of the machine, this should sit at about 5.5 seconds. As for the SUVs maximum velocity, this should follow the RR rule and be capped at 155 mph. Then again, the idea is to deliver effortless performance throughout the travel of the speedometer needle rather than figures that can puzzle one.

As for the Bentayga, this uses Bentley's twin-turbo W12 motor, with the six-liter unit delivering 600 hp and 660 lb-ft of twist. As such, the Big B can play the 0 to 60 mph game in four seconds, while its top speed sits at 187 mph.

Unlike the Cullinan, though, the Bentayga can also be had with three other powerplants, namely a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, a similar unit running on diesel, as well as a plug-in hybrid setup involving a 3.0-liter V6 and an electric motor.

Who knows? Perhaps affluent SUV aficionados can build a case for these two sharing a garage.



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