Earlier this week, Bentley officially unveiled its all-new Bentayga, the marque’s first ever attempt at making an SUV.
Make no mistake about it, though; despite a couple of rugged additions and a raised ground clearance, the Bentayga is all Bentley. There’s a 600bhp W12 engine, a choice of 15 types of bull leather and, oh, a solid gold Breitling clock.
Machined from a choice of either rose or white gold, this puffed-up timepiece is automatically wound by a complicated high-precision winding system integrated into the car. Customers can also select a face made from either mother-of-pearl or black ebony, and it’s topped off with a total of eight diamond indexes.
What’s more, it can be all yours for an estimated cost of around £100,000, apparently. On top of the £160,200 you’ll have to fork out for the Bentayga itself, that is. That’s roughly 10 Ford Fiestas for the same price as one clock.
But while Bentley has made a name for itself by offering super-luxury options to the super-rich, it’s not the only manufacturer to do so, and there are plenty of others who have done the same.
1: Maserati Gran Cabrio matte paint
Price of the car: £110,625
How many Fiestas it’s worth: 1.5
What you actually get: Paint you can’t polish.
2: Porsche 918 Spyder magnesium wheels
Price of the car: £625,000
How many Fiestas it’s worth: 2
What you actually get: Super-lightweight wheels milled from super-lightweight magnesium. Oh, tyres and other hardware will cost you extra, by the way.
3: Rolls-Royce Phantom seat pack
Price of the car: £305,750
How many Fiestas it’s worth: 2.3
What you actually get: Two full-sized rear seats and what Rolls refers to as an “occasional seat” in the middle, in place of the standard one-piece rear bench.
4: Mercedes Maybach 62 Landaulet granite option
Price of the car: £874,527
How many Fiestas it’s worth: 3.8
What you actually get: In the market for a luxury car, but you find that rare woods and leathers are just so… pedestrian? Maybach offers an option to upholster your car in pure, solid granite.
5: Pagani Huayra carbon fibre bodywork
Price of the car: £1,029,430
How many Fiestas it’s worth: 9.8
What you actually get: Full carbon fibre bodywork from head to toe, reducing weight and making the already-ridiculous Huayra just that bit crazier. The only thing more expensive than all that carbon fibre…?
6: La Ferrari carbon fibre front end
Price of the car: £1,150,000
How many Fiestas it’s worth: 22
What you actually get: If you thought the Huayra’s carbon fibre option was expensive, the La Ferrari’s will make your eyes bug out of your head. Just the rear diffuser alone costs £160,645, but the carbon fibre snout tops the list at a total cost of £216,040.