Bentley Bentayga Transformed Into Brutal Off-Roader

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Only 15 examples are being made.

The Bentley Bentayga is one of the fastest, most luxurious, and most expensive SUVs currently on the market, but it certainly isn't the most rugged. Enter Bengala Automotive Design SL, a Spanish design house that specializes in high-end projects limited to just 15 units worldwide. You may remember the extreme carbon-fiber makeovers the Spanish company has offered for the Ferrari F12 and numerous Rolls-Royce cars.

Take one look at Bengala's latest project, and it's clear this isn't a standard Bentayga. It features a modified front fascia with a customized bumper and bull bar incorporating an LED strip, giving the SUV a tank-like appearance that looks almost as menacing as the Rezvani Tank. A roof-mounted light bar also ensures you can go off-roading in this beast no matter the time of day.

Elsewhere, Bengala has extended the fenders to make room for huge off-road tires, fitted some aggressive-looking side-exit exhaust pipes underneath the body, and revised the suspension to make the Bentayga more off-road capable. Naturally, the bodywork is made from carbon fiber to make the tank-like SUV as light as possible.

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According to Bengala, the team was expanded for this ambitious project, enlisting the help of a Spanish Off-Road Rally champion and his team to combine luxury with "brutal appearance and outstanding performance." We think they succeeded. Only 15 examples of the Bentley Bentayga Bengala will be produced worldwide, with each unit tailored exactly the customer's unique specifications.

No word if Bengala extracted any extra power from the Bentayga's 6.0-liter twin turbo W12, which produces 600 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque in the standard SUV. This isn't the only Bentley to be given the tank treatment either, as some crazy Russians recently converted a Continental GT into an actual tank.

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