The tuning house turned an upscale SUV into a monster. And we love it.
A few months ago we learned that Mansory was working on a tune for the Bentley Bentayga. The company released a lone teaser image and some info about a power bump and the addition of carbon fiber. Mansory managed to keep its project under wraps over summer and has now revealed its custom Bentayga in full. The souped-up SUV will make its official debut at SEMA 2016, which kicks off November 1st. While Mansory is known for its sometimes polarizing custom jobs we actually think this one is pretty tasteful.
We can’t guarantee that Bentley would agree with us, though. The English luxury SUV is wider than when it came off the production line but it doesn’t look goofy or anything. Its bigger body is noticeable but what makes this tune job stand out is—as you’d expect—all the carbon fiber Mansory added. There is a carbon fiber grille, hood, rear diffuser, side skirts, wing, engine cover and door sills. Yes, even the door sills are done up in carbon fiber! On the all-white Bentayga all the new lightweight material is impossible to miss but on the gloss black version it blends in perfectly. Mansory can sometimes go overboard when it comes to customizing a car’s look. This isn’t one of those times.
Both Bentaygas are tastefully done and add a bit of much-needed attitude to what is a stuffy looking design. Inside there’s leather and wood throughout, but if you ask us the interior looks like it could have come from Mulliner. Except for that steering wheel. That thing just looks weird. The folks at Bentley know how to create a gorgeous cabin and Mansory isn’t able to one-up them in that regard. However, where they were able to outdo the crew at Crewe is under the hood. The Mansory Bentayga pushes out 691 horsepower and 774 lb-ft of torque thanks to some ECU tweaks and a new sports exhaust. Compare that to stock 6.0-liter W12’s 600 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. The new tune ups top speed to somewhere just south of 200 mph.
There's no word on how much this tune job will run but as always if you have to ask then, well, you know. We should learn the answer to that question, and more, when SEMA 2016 kicks off in just a few weeks. In the meantime check out these official images and let us know if the tuning house has destroyed Bentley's SUV or made it better.