Mansory has revealed a teaser image of what can happen when the tuning experts lay their hands on the recently launched Bentley Bentayaga luxury SUV. The aftermarket company is one of the first firms to get this opportunity as it tries to transform the world’s fastest production SUV into an exclusive piece of artwork.
Any vehicle that went through Mansory’s opulent treatment won’t be left unspotted and going by its trademark trend, the Bentley Bentayaga is the next on the line. The computer generated teaser image has laid bare plenty of aftermarket cues like the customised aggressive alloy wheels, restyled front bumper and a wider bonnet receiving carbon-fibre.
With the interior revamp yet unknown, the details of the changes under the bonnet haven’t been disclosed either. Presumably, with what we have seen over the years from Mansory, the twin-turbocharged W12 could undergo slight tweaking. The already glaring interiors will receive some of the signature modifications from the tuner likewise.
Bentayaga is the first-ever SUV from Bentley’s stable that made world premiere last September at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Handcrafted and engineered in Crewe, England the opulent SUV arrived in India late April 2016 with an ex-showroom price tag of Rs. 3.85 crore.
It sits on the large-vehicle iteration of the Volkswagen Group’s new MLB-Evo platform that also underpins the Porsche Cayenne and the upcoming Audi Q7. It measures 5,141 mm in length, 2,223 mm in width and 1,742 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,992 mm. The bodyshell of Bentayaga is the industry’s largest single aluminium pressing.
The sumptuous SUV gets powered by a revised 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 petrol motor with improved efficiency of 11.9% and reduced 30 kg weight. The massive engine helps develop a stupendous power output of 600 hp at 5,250 rpm and a mouth-watering peak torque of 900 Nm delivered right from 1,350 rpm. It is married with an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox sending power to all four wheels.
It sprints from 0 to 100 kmph in a scarcely believable four seconds and can get to a top speed 301 kmph (187 mph) – splendid figures for a car that tips weighing scale at 2,422 kg. Up front it features the signature round LED headlamps and on the sides a set of 22-inch alloy wheels takes responsibility for the smoother ride. The interiors have a floating digital instrument cluster, quilted and handcrafted leather seats with multiple adjustments and so on.