Introduction – The Making Of the Bentayga

After visiting the world of Bentley in Crewe last year and driven every modern Bentley so far, there was an SUV that got my attention. Walking around the Crewe factory the Bentayga was in full production. The Bentley Bentayga was all sold out, before it was even created. The Bentayga was noted at its introduction as the fastest production SUV, with an electronically limited top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h) as well as the most expensive production SUV.

The “Bentayga” name is a portmonteau of Bentley and Taiga, the world’s largest transcontinental snow forest.

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What was going to be special about driving the Bentayga after visiting Crewe, is the appreciation I had in seeing the engineering, the training and craftsmanship, it took to create these super cars. One such experience that impacted me, back in Crewe, was that it took 37 hours to hand stitch the steering wheel. So this time whilst driving the Bentayga. I trully lavished the feel of that leather steering wheel, whilst driving.

Crewe May 2016 MenStyleFashion Exclusive Gracie Opulanza

Whilst at Crewe, I witnessed how they use a machine so you get the logo onto the seats. Bentley kindly gave me this logo and I decided to turn it into a Swarvoski bracelet. Proud to say the first and one of its kind to date. I felt so connected to the leather interior of the car and understood the pure genius of the staff behind the brand Bentley.

Also whilst at Crewe, I had the rare opportunity to partake in creating the wooden dashboard. There is an amazing amount of skill and patience required to complete such an iconic masterpiece. This time one year later I had the opportunity of driving the Bentley Bentayga for a week and every time I had new people in the car, I could explain the reality of what they were really looking at.

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Bentley Bentayga Dashboard 2017

The Bentley Bentayga Luxury Lifestyle Tour

This Bentley Bentayga, luxury driving tour was one for me that I was intrigued to experience. This is not exactly a review of the Bentayga, this is my luxury lifestyle tour on why I am encouraging any man, that women love super cars too.

Who is the woman in the Bentayga? What was the emotional and psychological impact of the fastest SUV out there, going to have on me as a female driver?

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