The German tuning company takes on Bentley’s luxurious SUV.
When you think Bentley, you think refinement, beauty, luxury. Tuning company Mansory, however, has given the Bentley Bentayga a look that’s more Fast and Furious than English country manor. The new Mansory Bentayga will make its public debut at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in November, before being made available to buyers globally.
The starting point for the Mansory treatment is an assortment of carbon fiber pieces for the Bentayga’s nose, with a sporty lower splitter and even more pronounced air intakes in the front fascia. Big side skirts and fender flares make the big Bentayga appear even wider than normal, while out back a giant wing perches atop the liftgate. Other carbon fiber trim adorns the new lower fascia, with Mansory’s new sports exhaust system poking out. New 23-inch wheels (22s are optional) sit at each corner, and just for good measure, there’s an extra carbon fiber lip spoiler mounted just below the rear window.
Lest you think Mansory’s meddling is limited to the exterior, the company has also renovated the entire cabin. A newly designed airbag, for instance, goes along with new pedals, new leather upholstery, and various other Mansory-labeled add-ons. The new exhaust and new engine programming bumps output from the 6.0-liter biturbocharged W12 engine to a claimed 691 horsepower (515 kilowatts) and 773 pound-feet (1050 nm) of torque, up from 600 hp and 664 lb-ft in the standard car.
Beauty is, as always, in the eye of the beholder, and we don’t doubt Mansory will shortly have orders for buyers who want to dress their Bentayga in this new look. If you’re still on the fence, you can take a closer look at the Mansory-ified Bentayga next month at SEMA in Las Vegas.
Gallery: Mansory Bentley Bentayga revealed ahead of SEMA debut
There’s no doubt about it - MANSORY knows what they’re doing when it comes to refining luxury automobiles. With their tuning programme for the all-terrain Bentayga from the British luxury brand Bentley, the Bavarian brand MANSORY has established themselves as the first port of call for sporting accessories and exciting bodywork design.
With a depth of manufacturing unparalleled in the tuning segment, the 200-employee strong company presents itself as a modern manufacturer with its own team of highly qualified specialists. From working on designs, constructing models through ‘baking’ the carbon bodywork parts in autoclaves, MANSORY offers a complete in-house reworking of the Bentayga’s aerodynamics. The result: a wide construction style combined with an enhanced vehicle silhouette as well as additional output for achieving increased speed in corners.
The nose of the Bentley Bentayga has been fully enhanced with a complete apron, including integrated front lip made from visible carbon fibre as well as additional LED daytime running lights. The front grill has also received a carbon fibre facelift with the ultra-light carbon hood completing the front of the vehicle.
On the flanks, striking MANSORY extensions ensure a consistent design and make the Bentayga appear not only more powerful, but deeper looking and wider. To reduce lift on the rear axle, MANSORY technicians developed a beautifully formed spoiler for mounting onto the tailgate, as well as a matching 2-part roof spoiler. In addition, a new rear skirt with diffuser sets ideally complements the two double tailpipes of the sport exhaust system. Numerous components made from visible carbon fibre, such as trim, mirror housing and air inlets vents complete the bodywork programme. One of the technical highlights of the Bentayga refinement programme is the new light-weight wheel named the Y5/1. These one-piece cast wheel unite sportiness and elegance. Narrow spokes enable optimal dissipation of the frictional heat generated by the brakes and further emphasise the dynamism of the wheels. The diamond- polished rim surface, on the other hand, underlines the car’s noble aesthetic. The oversized combination of wheels and tyres measures 10.5 x 23 inches and features Continental tyres with dimensions of 295/35ZR23, which fully utilise the maximum wheel diameter currently enabled by the front and rear wheel arches. The Y5/1 is also already available as a 22 inch forged wheel and will soon be part of the refinement programme as a cast wheel.
The centrepiece of MANSORY’s refinement programme is a powerful performance increase. The scope of the upgrade includes a sports silencer and a new engine management. The result for the Bentley Bentayga’s 12-cylinder engine is an astounding performance of 701PS/515kW as well as increased torque now totalling 1050Nm. In addition, the top speed is approx. 10km/h higher than standard.
Following the traditions of the Bentley brand, which place a great deal of emphasis on comfort, luxury and sportiness in the interior cabin, MANSORY now offers the finest in interior applications to match the car’s superior credentials. For instance, there is an aluminium pedal set as well as a redesigned airbag steering wheel with sporting accents. If requested, MANSORY can provide individually stitched floor mats through to fully hand-made leather upholstery - everything a discerning Bentley owner could desire. And as you would expect from MANSORY - everything is manufactured in line with stringent manufacturing standards.