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Two British bombers you need to know about


THERE are two new British luxury vehicles on the radar and while they share the common goal of

Five things you need to know about the Bentley Bentayga:

  • The British luxury carmaker’s first attempt and a production SUV, which it claims is dynamic, while still maintaining a level of off-road competence;
  • The new car is claimed as the fastest and most powerful SUV ever with 447kW/900Nm from a twin-turbocharged W12 motor, making it good for a 0-100km/h time of 4.1 seconds and a top end of 301km/h;
  • The car will offer up to eight driving modes, including an off-road mode, which will provide the driver with information such as steering angle, pitch, wheel articulation and altitude;
  • The infotainment system sounds like a serious piece of kit with an eight-inch display, a 60GB hard drive as well as removable rear entertainment tablets for passengers, which include connectivity via 4G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth;
  • Bentley claims that the new Bentayga has the finest automotive interior in the world, which is bold but entirely believable.


Five things you need to know about the Rolls-Royce Dawn:

  • Rolls-Royce claims that its new Dawn model is the "sexiest" car it has ever produced;
  • The Dawn is basically a convertible version of the Wraith and therefore shares the same twin-turbo V12 motor with its Ghost II sibling. It has 420kW/720Nm, making it brisk with a 0-100km/h time of 4.9 seconds;
  • The Dawn is also claimed to be the world’s most quiet soft-top convertible, while its roof operation has been described as "...a silent ballet;"
  • The car is claimed to be a true four-seater and not a 2+2, a term which Rolls-Royce doesn’t fancy;
  • The car gets its name from a limited run of 28 Silver Dawn convertibles from the 1950s.

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