This clip of the 2016 Bentley Bentayga running ‘round the Nürburgring has been circulating with disparaging commentary. I thought, come on it’s a Bentley, how bad could it look? Then I watched it.

All I see is a set of flying fish gills, a lotta bodyroll, and a weird driving line by whoever’s at the helm. At least it’s quiet... you can hear birds chirping over the exhaust when the SUV’s not loading the left tires with 5,000 pounds of luxury.

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As the resident truck and SUV guy round these parts, I don’t get the obsession with ‘Ring times. I can’t even get around my block as well as a professional racing driver, what do I care what they can do with it on a semi-open race track?

If the Bentayga is crazy-comforable, halfway decent off-road, and capable of pulverizing your average on-ramp I’m sure it will be a resounding success. And I really hope I didn’t just get myself uninvited from the media launch because I bet the snacks are gonna be next-level.

Hat tip to Carscoops!


Andrew P. Collins is Jalopnik’s off-road and adventure guy. Shoot him an email at andrew@jalopnik.com or hit him up on Twitter @andr3wcollins to talk trucks.

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