Meet Mansory’s brash new Bentayga

Tuner goes carbon fibre crazy on Crewe’s super SUV
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October 13, 2016
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Faithful to its reputation as arbiter of questionable taste, German tuner Mansory has revealed a tuned version of the Bentley Bentayga, which will be revealed at the SEMA show in Las Vegas later this month.
While the regular Bentayga isn’t exactly an understated car, this tarted up example is something of a carbon fibre fest. The bonnet, front apron, side skirts, a rear spoiler and mirror housings are all finished in the stuff. It also gets an extra dose of LEDs for enhanced fast lane shenanigans on Shaikh Zayed Road.

Inside, it’s surprisingly understated and there is plenty of leather and wood, and curiously, not a sign of any yellow, purple or gold trim pieces. The big change however is the oddly shaped steering wheel, which although may not improve ergonomics, and we’re surprised we’re saying this, is oddly mesmerising.

Naturally, 600 horsepower isn’t quite enough if you feel the need to upgrade a stock Bentayga. So Mansory has gone ahead with ECU tweakery to increase the output to 691bhp. Torque is bumped up from a frankly flimsy 900Nm to a more acceptable 1,049Nm. As a cumulative result, top speed now sits at 311kph or 10kph more than standard. Oh it also gets new sports exhausts that boost the vocal performance of the twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine.

Finally, this Bentayga gets Mansory’s lightweight and suitably ostentatious 23in alloy wheels to round off the exterior changes. While pricing for the “upgrade” is yet to be revealed, expect to pay a large chunk of money over the standard car’s base price of Dh955,000.

Worth every fil, because let’s be honest, you won’t be able to see how it looks from behind the wheel will you?