The distant thrum breaks the silence of the morning buzz around the world as four huge pillars of a C-130 air cut high above the Utah desert. We scan the sky as impulse noise closer. When power was finally materializes, is closely linked to the land, a convoy of modified up at the top of lift kits and big tires dozen trucks. What we thought were actually mate leaves is the burr of thousands of knobby off-road tread blocks hammering the ground floor of smallpox. If a city can have its own musical theme, this is Moab.
Tucked between red sandstone domes and spiers of the Colorado Plateau, Moab is a mecca for all kinds of outdoor activities, from climbing, mountain biking for BASE jumping. However, during the days before Easter, all other activities in the background for off road. Easter Jeep Safari, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is nine days four wheels in field tests more difficult nature. Moab becomes a fantasy land of raised platforms, cages, and scars from rocks that line the streets, parking lots and caravan packing in all directions to attack trails with names like the challenge of eagles and escalator to hell. It is a kind of Woodward Avenue without the avenue, and police rarely prevents the dream ticket for drivers of trivialities like having no plates.
Critics figures outside the Bentayga road are up to 9.2 inches of ground clearance, breaking 22 degrees and angles of approach and departure of 25 degrees. People who know the tracks repeatedly asked us, but no, he does not have a low range. Most agreed that, given the 664 lb.-ft. of Bentayga, you need not multiply the torque by reducing additional gear. And the brakes that can stop 5672 lbs Bentayga claimed speed of 187 MPH-15.7-inch front, 15.0 in the heat back-to dissipate well enough to ride down hill descent without having to worry. (Spongy pedal this Bentayga, compared with those we had previously Bentaygas economic, suggested that he has done a lot of work high speed.)
Neither the Bentayga has blocked or limited slip differential, but the stability control system that mimics by activating individual brakes. Heck, we do not even have off-road tires, having made the decision to test the action Bentayga completely. Thus, while four other wheels rolled across the desert in corpulent Mickey Thompson BFGoodrich Casualties and Krawlers with sidewalls and tread blocks generously reinforced as clenched fists, which paraded 21-inch Pirelli Scorpion Verde, size 285/45 and at all intended habitat of its namesake.
Hurrah Pass view of the Colorado River cascades for about a thousand feet below and takes into evaporation ponds potassium miles deep blue valley. The road descends to the west in the valley and shadow of the river on a ledge about 400 feet above it for 10 miles or so before impasse. When I met with a couple rocks protruding from the mud, lack of limited slip differentials Bentayga not slow down. The focus of the obstacles is the same: Ensure that the tire meets rock before expensive plastic fascia is then toe the accelerator. Any fixed tires on the sand sliding, wrist ABS solenoids, and the wheels pressed against the tangle of rock and climb up and over.
Bentayga front of the parking chamber is an excellent substitute for an observer. As with many rear-view cameras, double lines on the screen steering angle to show the exact path of the vehicle. With this system, the precise placement of a wheel on a rock or just an inch to the right is easy.
It lies between the lines painted on the Bentayga is more at home. With bladders loft to its highest position, the suspension is exempt from travel and travel becomes very fragile. However, in the lower modes, Bentley rediscovers the great body control which is its greatest strength. It is more agile than such heavyweight has the right to be, but is happier hustling through high-speed scanners. And the newly designed 6.0-liter W-12 needs very little notice to any corner of a high-speed one. Its 2.7-second time from 50 to 70 miles per hour match that of the McLaren 570S we tested last month. It is stationary to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and from deep Bentayga to 100 mph in just 8.5 seconds.
If an owner wants to blow some rocks on the other hand, the Bentayga can do it as easily. As he shifted to Moab, striped entered the tamarisk drawn through the dust caked on the flanks Bentayga, word spread that Bentley was in town and their pilots were not afraid to use it. We were. People in peppered with suggestions of where to pick up or offered to meet and ride with us on our next track. A jeep stopped next, and lively driver invited us to join their tour group the next morning. A couple of guys sign at an intersection us, asking, “Is that what that is?” Sip. But it need not be the one. It is shown that the Bentayga can handle some very extreme off road. The question that arises in the annual Easter Jeep Safari 51st, can their owners?