The Queen will be the first recipient of Bentley’s new 4×4, it has been revealed.
Her Majesty has placed an order for the Bentayga 4×4 vehicle, which has been called ‘the most powerful, luxurious, and exclusive sports utility vehicle in the world’ by its creators, Bentley.
A few weeks ago, The Queen swapped her rustic Land Rover Defender to test-drive the prototype, and was impressed with its performance over the rugged landscapes of the Balmoral Estate, where she is currently holidaying.
CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer confirmed the order from the Royal Household: “We have reserved the number one car for her,” he said at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Land Rover Defender is notoriously uncomfortable for its passengers, but is almost unrivalled in the 4×4 category to tackle hard landscapes. It seems, however, Her Majesty was pleased with this vehicle and its capabilities.
Able to reach speeds of 187-mph, the Bentayga features a six-litre twin-turbo-charged engine, and will be used for hunting trips in the Scottish Highlands.
Costing £160,000, the vehicle from the Royal Warrant Holders will add to The Queen’s collection, which include a Bentley State Limousine, given for the Golden Jubilee in 2002, and a Bentley Mulsanne.
President Michael Winkler revealed Her Majesty “decided to test drive it a few weeks ago – one of the prototypes – and she will now use it for her hunting expeditions”.
See the company’s launch video of the car below.