Switzerland has been a neutral nation since 1815. Since they refuse to take part in armed conflicts, it makes for a perfect testing ground for powerful weapons. It also allows for a neutral meeting between Perelli’s German plant workers and the Italian-based corporate chiefs. As part of Pirelli’s Winter Experience, a Golf Course near St. Moritz is the setting for evaluating winter versions of the Scorpion and Sottozero tires. While they could have chosen a more plebeian SUV for snow drifts, a new Bentley Bentayga was caught sending 600 horsepower to each tire. The 6.0-liter W12 engine uses twin turbos to produce 664 lb-ft of torque, which is why it needs the best rubber in the world. One lucky participant was YouTube sensation NM2255, who got behind the wheel to punish the snow.
if you need to keep track of lap times, the optional dash clock is only $160,000. The Bentayga is not inexpensive, but it is well qualified to be here. It arrives from the factory wearing 275/50/20 Pirelli tires; which is what you need if you are two passengers shy of a 3-ton curb weight. We were hoping to see a Lamborghini Urus, but maybe next year. Tell us what you run for winter tires and stay with us for more Bentayga tomfoolery.
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