If getting noticed is all that counts, this will do the trick.
The Bentley Bentayga isn't the sort of vehicle that's likely to get lost in a crowd. It's got way too much bling and grandeur for that, especially following its latest facelift for the 2021 model year. But if you want a Bentayga that makes more of a statement than even the British marque's own special editions, a tuner called Creative Bespoke has something you may be interested in. It's called the Bentley Bentayga Onyx wide-body edition and, well, it's as subtle as a brick. This 2019 model is said to be the only one in North America, and after looking at it, maybe that's not such a bad thing.
There's a fine line between imposing and garish, but this ultra-aggressive Bentayga V8 build seems to have crossed it, as some other tuners have in the past. Between the custom lowering package, those enormous 23-inch Onyx forged wheels, and a custom hood with dramatic side scoops, it screams excess and seems to deviate too far from the traditional Bentley image of restrained opulence. Then again, others will love the far more macho stance. This special build also comes with a tailgate spoiler, a carbon fiber body kit, a revised front apron, and a sinister black paint finish contrasted with red accents.
The custom hand-tailored cabin is more of a success in our eyes, with a stunning mix of black and red diamond-quilted leather. All the usual Bentley trimmings apply, such as the stylish integration of an analog clock atop the dashboard. As expected, the standard feature count is long and includes power-adjustable and heated seats, a power liftgate, and an active suspension. If this blacked-out Bentayga V8 tickles your fancy, you'll have to cough up $239,000 for the privilege of owning one, bearing in mind that over $90k was spent on the many upgrades.
A Gintani 700 tune is also optionally available, but most should be just fine with the standard engine. Curiously, the ad lists this as a Bentayga V8 with a 6.0-liter engine - presumably, an error - as the Bentayga V8 actually employs a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 which makes 542 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. A Quicksilver catback exhaust system is fitted as well. The mega SUV only has 4,402 miles on the clock, and it must be said that whether you like the work done to it or not, it all appears to be of top-notch quality.