When Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer declared that Bentayga is a byword for the best automotive luxury with outstanding performance, Porche’s Wolfgang Hatz (R&D boss) replied with a tongue-in-cheek “Our Cayenne is always very, very quick. It is doing 300 km/h [186 mph]. I think if [Durheimer] is doing 2 to 3 km/h more, then why not? He’s doing that with a 12-cylinder. Our car will be much quicker on the road.”
Sorry Bentley, but the Bentayga is compromised way before its launch, slated to take place later this year. Moving on to an even more ritzy ultra-luxury marque, Rolls-Royce made the worst thing possible to the otherwise uber special Drophead Coupe. What you see in the two-picture gallery below is dubbed the Nighthawk. That’s a rather nice moniker and the glossy black paint contrasts beautifully with the grille.
But then you open the door and an Apocalypse Now line comes to mind - The horror... the horror... Either someone at Rolls has smoked a bowl before deciding to go with a carbon fiber dash or we’re not getting the point of having such a composite material in the most luxurious soft-top cruiser currently in production. By all means carbon fiber is fine for cars such as a BMW M4, but in this Rolls-Royce... what’s the point of it?
To boot, that black & red high-quality leather upholstery isn’t something to die for either. Thank God the double R brand will only make 9 examples of this grotesque machine, all for the North American market.