Just when you thought the 600-horsepower Bentayga was enough...
With a 600-horsepower (447-kilowatt) 6.0-liter V12 under the hood and an advanced all-wheel-drive system, most people would say the Bentley Bentayga has more than enough performance for the average buyer. It is the most powerful production SUV in the world, after all. But German tuning shop DMC thinks 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) is more like a suggestion.
This is the DMC Bentley Bentayga "Gigante," and like the name suggests, it gets big upgrades in both power and looks. The standard 6.0-liter V12 has been boosted to produce 700 horsepower (521 kilowatts) and 778 pound-feet (1,055 Newton-meters) of torque. It features upgrades like a new high-performance exhaust system and a clever engine management system. Top speed is now 193 miles per hour (310 kilometers per hour) over the stock 187 mph (300 kmh).
Apart from the impressive power upgrade, the Bentayga has also been given a makeover inside and out. The exterior gets a subtle set of revisions, including a new carbon fiber hood, carbon fiber side skirts, and a carbon fiber rear wing. The 24-inch forged aluminum wheels, meanwhile, were designed specially by DMC to accent the lines of the car and help reduce weight. Though DMC doesn't say how much lighter it is over the stock version, we assume it to be less than the 5,340-pound (2,422-kilogram) curb weight.
Inside, things like a carbon fiber steering wheel and accents of Italian leather have been added to the dash and seats, as have some hand-stitched floor matts both front and back. DMC doesn’t say how much this package will cost on top of the Bentayga’s $229,000 base price, but if you have to ask... well, you know the rest.
Gallery: DMC Bentley Bentayga
Behold the mighty giant from Bentley. It’s new SUV has made a statement with its powerful appearance. But the best is yet to come, as DMC announces its take on the british luxury off roader today. Get ready to rumble with the DMC Bentayga “Gigante”:
To our surprise, the DMC package is more elegant than wild. The major conversion on the optical side seems to be concentrating on a new set of forged aluminium wheels and some carbon accents. So long, until you hear its sound and feel its new powertrain. But let’s review it step by step.
On the front we see a new carbon fiber hood, the sides wear some decent looking carbon fiber skirts, and the rear has got a carbon fiber trim. The parts seems to underline the original line rather than making too much noise. But the car certainly looks different, more unique, in a gentlemen type of way.
The forged aluminium wheels are available in 22-24” and truly lift the scale of appearance. It has been commonly criticised that the Bentayga’s OEM wheels were not the best creation that came from Bentley. DMC took this chance and designed a set of massive wheels that every Bentley Bentayga should wear IOHO.
To keep up with the new appearance, DMC did not forget to put their hands on the W12 engine. Starting with a new exhaust and a clever engine management.
The DMC Bentayga now gets a new performance upgrade to 702 PS, which translates to a new top speed of 312 KM/H. On paper that’s only 11 KM/h more, but what gives us the thrill is the new maximum torque of 1055 Nm. It literally pushed you onto the back seat when pushing your foot on full speed.
As for the interior, DMC currently offers a new customised carbon fiber steering wheel with accents of italian leathers, and a set of hand stitched floor mattes. On request of the exclusive clients this can ofcourse be extended to the whole passenger compartment.