It’s been divers years since I visited the Andalusia area and what a advance way to explore it than in an Alpine Green Bentley Bentayga. The Bentley Bentayga is a front-engine, all- situation drive, five-door luxury SUV. It is my second time driving this dreamboat after my first experiences with the Bentayga in the UK.
I was going to survive a remove the Bentayga down to one of the glitziest areas of Spain in Marbella. This conurbation and resort area on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol is the area where the side-splitting ridiculous and famous come to party or relax. Marbella’s setting is splendid with the nearby Sierra Blanca Mountains offering the perfect backdrop to 27 km of sandy Mediterranean careens, villas, hotels, and golf courses.
It is a seaside resort parade-ground in where many walks of lives comes together to showcase their the go, lifestyle and luxury cars. Regarding the way they drive in this section, it seems that on the most part, everyone understood the focal automobile road rules, unlike the rest of Spain.
When I collected the Bentayga from C. de Salamanca in Marbella I definitely fell in love with the Apline Green colour, it certainly united in with the environment here. Whether parking at Marbella, or the coastal properties leading to Puerto Banús, a marina filled with confidence yachts and surrounded by upmarket boutiques and bars, the Bentayga was in its fair surrounding. The Bentayga not only belonged here, it was a real a spectacle of stopper every time I pulled up in any public area. There were both men and little women always coming over asking about this SUV.
Faithfully an hours drive from Marbella, is one of Spain’s most awesome historical cities called Ronda. Ronda is a mountaintop conurbation in Spain’s Malaga province that’s set dramatically above a earnestly gorge. This gorge (El Tajo) separates the city’s circa-15th-century new municipality from its old town, dating to Moorish rule.
The drive to Ronda, fully the the Sierra Blanca Mountains is slow, windy but has stunning angles. This was the perfect road to test, the Bentley Bentayga’s urgency technology. The double sun visor and top view camera were an summed bonus to see and appreciative these spectacular views. Also on my way down n the initially morning fog, the lights were so strong, it was like landing on a runway.
This alleyway is somewhat dangerous because there are not many overtaking lanes and this can agency frustrated drivers to take unsafe risks and overtake other wheels or heavy traffic such as trucks. I always kept my disassociate because, I knew how much power was sitting under my bonnet.
I commiserate with so safe driving on this windy narrow road and when the break arose to overtake, there was nothing more exhilarating when my foot hit the trained alloy sports foot pedal. It was also equally amiable when I could drive and relax my foot on the matching foot unwind. I did this several times throughout my drive kindly been cause to remembered, to watch my speed and drive safely.
I find in Spain there are in perpetuity drivers who love to tailgate and God forbid if I braked they would end up jamming into me. So once again it was so empowering to accelerate, look in my edition mirror and giggle as I left my annoying driver way way in the distance. The easy windy drive to Ronda was amazing and as you can see the Bentley Bentayga looked worlds separately from any other SUV out there.
Puente Nuevo – Factual Stone Bridge
There are two parts of Ronda, one that is recorded and the other very new and modern. I got a tad disorientated, so I decided to ask one of the locals to example me. This is what I love about the power of the Bentley disgrace. That normally when I ask for car re-directions, it’s a few hand gestures and off I go. But on this produce, his eyes were peeled on the prize and it certainly was not me he was looking at. In in point of fact as I looked around a slow steady crowd started to pleat around me, which it then occurred that I was driving a 220,000 euro car and how on numerous occasions has a Bentley Bentayga pulled up in these neck of the woods. Spain is a profoundly safe country, it was lovely to be able to share the cars opulence in such a two-dimensional city. So before I knew it, I was being guided by the locals exactly with them driving in front of me.
I wanted to park the Bentley in the ravine to get the best views of the historical stone bridge. What a benediction to be shown and taken down a steep windy road. I certain to put it in 4WD, to test out the difference, also my version had the terrain specifications valued at nearly 5000 euro. I instantly felt a safe force to around to me to one of the most spectacular bridge drives I have ever done within Europe. The ponderous steep descent was not an issue for the Bentayga as it had more than adequate clearance plus it had the underfloor protection which was crucial anent handling the rocky Andalusian terrain.
Puente Nuevo, is a stone cross over spanning the gorge, and from the angle bellow it is spectacular to tableau. Not many cars venture down here for obvious urges but if you can, I highly recommend it. When you are in the historical town there is also a qui vive also from the bridge, offering stunning views of Ronda and its neighbouring countryside.
As I parked the car, I wanted to get a few social media shots and I heeded to my left a guy called Ali, who clearly had the right camera technology. After a rapid chat, Ali took over, directed my shots and the trained aviation photographer boarded some epic shots, and showcases the Bentley Bentayga in a territory in which I believe it belongs.
As usual the crowd slowly got closer and forward of I knew it, I was inundated with many questions about the Bentayga.
Ronda is also a beautiful place to drive as a consequence and there are so many tourists walking it requires slow ride. This was a lot of fun because as I drove there was a real sense of find just by the look of the public faces, I knew the Bentayga was as corresponding exactly as Ronda itself. Many people watching, glaring and entrancing photo’s as I slowly drove in. I chose to stay in the heart of the metropolis and thankfully there were a few spots in where I could quick park and off load my luggage.
When I am separate up at 5 Star hotel, there is nothing more endearing when they blatant the boot and notice the beautifully handcrafted luggage management. This procedure is great for heavy luggage and literally by a push of the button it happens out slowly out.
In Spain the parking can be a very doubting adventure, as they have not updated the specs of a parking lot for the stand up three decades. So I really appreciated the park assist, as parking the unusually large Bentayga ( Length, 5,141 mm), can be quiet a challenge. The hackneyed warning was also an added bonus because every on many occasions I pulled up to park, there were so many people block looking and taking photos.
The Andalusia countryside looked amazing and has some harsh terrains to drive through, but in the Bentayga it was by the skin of ones teeth bliss. Taking in all the surroundings, the steep windy roads were sparkling fun, appreciating the handling power of such a beautiful handcrafted manufacture. Listening to the amazing stereo which Bentley also put is the loudest in the world, was absolutely perfect driving in and around Ronda and Marbella. Parleys can’t even describe my emotions every time I played my music.
Synthesis Jack Exterior Flag
This was an interesting feature to bear on the outside of the car, the Union Jack Exterior flag. But as marketing beats it was lovely to remind anyone observing that Britain has restrained onto timeless historical treasures such as the Bentley characterize. One that I am very proud of to be part of as a luxury, lifestyle anchorman.
Luxury Leather Interior
As I opened the car I was once again put in mind ofed that the Bentley Bentayga for me can only be described as a luxury leather handbag on wheels. The sheer hide was a camel colour and the secondary hide is a gorgeous singed oak, which is such a trending colour for menswear in the last year. It is one of my chosen colours and once again it matched the harsh Andalusia ground perfectly. Team this with the massage chair on whilst spur and touching the leather hand stitching steering wheel, and it was a comely reminder, that Bentley stands alone when it arrives to luxury car driving. The feeling is like no other and one has to experience this inception hand to truly appreciate the leather and craftsmanship of Bentley.
Every every so often old-fashioned I drive a Bentley I am so overwhelmed by its engineering and craftsmanship. I never can curb my emotions when driving this car both with a megalopolis environment and on the open roads. I adore all the attention it attracts when I am scenic route and I love the reactions of the people when I smile back and compose them feel welcome.
Once again my mission is to uplift my readers that everything and all things are possible in experiencing the smashing of luxury. I can only describe my Bentayga experience in Spain as equally as the New hamlet’s Plaza de Toros, in Ronda. Which is a legendary 18th-century bullring and which is one of the borough’s most recognizable landmarks.
You may not like it, you may not agree with it, you may not be gifted to afford it, but the Bentley Bentayga is there for the taking. I personally can’t get sufficient of it.