Bentley Bentayga(roni?) and Friends

[Ed.: These are all dealer cars, as near as can be determined. We try not to pick on people’s personal pride and joy. That said, dealers and spec cars and show builds seem like fair game.]
Full disclosure – I already don’t understand why the Bentayga needs to exist in the first place, but it does. So it goes. Still, If you were going to drop 220 or 300 K on a bespoke “subtle reinterpretation of the marque’s signature design traits, from the super-formed, ultra sharp powerline to the handcrafted interior,” would you spend another 10? 100? to turn this:

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The Nine

The Nazgûl were they, the Ringwraiths, the Enemy’s most terrible servants; darkness went with them, and they cried with the voices of death.― The SilmarillionOf the Rings of Power and the Third Age

Rolls Royce Wraith
“Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!”—The Return of the King, “The Battle of the Pelennor Fields”

This is Wraith.  It is otherworldly in power and effortless comfort.  We 90% like this car. The quiet menace of that face.  The relentless fury belied by that grill,  The unseemly shrieks of speed and combustion that no one will ever hear, but will wither the souls of those it passes nonetheless.

Except for the ass.  Come on now Rolls.  Do a flat deck, er, boot with C-pillar buttresses, a la Jaguar XJ-S and we have the car of the year. Instead, they channeled the 1983 Mercury Capri and the 2002 BMW 7-series for the rear.  Avert your eyes; the view from behind is Medusan.Continue reading