• Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series
  • New for 2019
  • Image Credit: Bentley
  • Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series
  • New for 2019
  • Image Credit: Bentley
  • Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series
  • New for 2019
  • Image Credit: Bentley
  • Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series
  • New for 2019
  • Image Credit: Bentley
  • Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series
  • New for 2019
  • Image Credit: Bentley
  • Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series
  • New for 2019
  • Image Credit: Bentley
  • Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series
  • New for 2019
  • Image Credit: Bentley
  • Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series
  • New for 2019
  • Image Credit: Bentley
It is a truism that designers love the color black, and the hue features prominently in the Bentley Bentayga V8 Design Series. Outside, the Design Series comes standard with the Bentayga's optional Blackline package, which includes black trim, black exhaust outlets, and a body-color lower front fascia. The Design Series also gets a special set of seven-spoke Paragon alloy wheels in dark gray. In a trick seen also on — ahem Rolls-Royce, the wheels feature self-leveling center badges, which means the "B" is never at an incorrect angle. Designers hate that.

While the exterior is offered in colors other than black, the interior comes exclusively in black (Bentley's "Beluga"), but with a contrasting accent color — red, orange, white, or blue — that runs across the dash and on the sides of the center console. It is also seen in the seat leather perforations and in the binding of the deep-pile floor mats. Carbon-fiber trim on the dashboard and door panels has a special diamond-weave pattern, while gloss-black center console trim provides still more blackness. A Breitling clock in the dash is not black — it has a mother-of-pearl face. Other included goodies are "Comfort" seats, door sills with an illuminated "Bentley" treadplate, and drilled-alloy pedals.

The Design Series is exclusive to the eight-cylinder Bentayga, which is powered by a 542-hp V8. We'd say that buyers of the 12-cylinder model or the Bentayga Hybrid are out of luck but they can probably lean on Bentley's Mulliner in-house customizing operation to approximate something close. But then, if you're going the full Mulliner route, why not get a little more imaginative? Maybe with something like the Bentayga for falconry or this paean to fly fishing? Just be sure to spec those self-leveling wheels — after all, one's B should always be upright.

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