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Though it may still not quite be an attractive car, a recent facelift more successfully aligned the Bentayga’s exterior design with those of the new Continental GT and Flying Spur. New infotainment systems also replace the ageing tech that appeared in the original, too.

While the Bentayga lacks the outright speed and agility of the very quickest SUVs, the fact that it can be compared with them while offering vastly more grandeur emphasises its accomplishment. In the fairest of terms, it must simply be acknowledged as one of the most complete and compelling luxury products in the world.

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3. Porsche Cayenne Coupe GT

It was only a matter of time before Porsche’s Motorsport megaminds turned their attention to the Cayenne, giving the firm’s high-riding flagship the same track-focussed treatment as the 911 GT3. The result is one of the fastest off-roaders you can buy – one that has smashed the SUV lap record at the Nurburgring, should you need to know. 

As you’d expect there’s more power, with the familiar twin-turbo V8’s wick now turned up to 631bhp for an outrageous 0-62mph time of 3.3 seconds. Crucially, the chassis has been uprated in kind, with a 17mm drop in ride height over the Turbo S, suspension that is 15 percent stiffer in Sport mode and a wider front track with more aggressive camber. It all adds up to a curiously satisfying steer, the Porsche feeling fast, tied-down and agile – so much so that you occassionally forget it weighs 2.2 tonnes. No, the world doesn’t need the Cayenne GT, but it does exist and it’s actually rather good.

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