Guests were invited to partake in a behind the scenes tour of the factory to "see the skill and passion involved in Bentayga’s creation" which takes more than 130 hours to produce. Visitors were also briefed by several key employees who were involved in the Bentayga’s design, craftsmanship, and engineering.
The first models to be delivered to customers were Bentayga First Editions which feature Union Jack badging and 22-inch polished wheels with black painted accents.
The special editions also have a unique interior with ‘Diamond within Diamond’ quilting, contrast stitching, and an ambient lighting system. Other highlights include illuminated sill plates, a Union Jack graphic on the dashboard, and "First Edition" embroidery on the seats.
Power is provided by a biturbo 6.0-liter W12 engine that produces 600 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system which enables the Bentayga to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.0 seconds before hitting a top speed of 187 mph.
In a statement, Bentley Sales and Marketing boss Kevin Rose said "This is an historic day for Bentley and it is a great testament to all the work which has gone in to producing Bentayga."