The battle ship of Bentleys, the Bentayga has been handed a serious redo by the German tuner firm, Mansory, with upgrades all around. Interior, exterior and performance tweaks transform the rather staid Bentayga into a butt-kicking, cooler looking machine, and all’s the better for it.
I’ve always found driving a Bentayga a fun experience. But the exterior styling was much more Flying Spur than Continental GT Speed. Rather plain, a bit organic, walking up to the Bentley Bentayga was alway a bit of a disappointment.
Under the knife at Mansory, the Bentley SUV gets an incredible facelift, transforming the elder statesman into something you can’t wait to jump into.
There is the obligatory carbon fiber over everything, with spoilers, roof, but done well, more Lamborghini than Bentley, but nothing tacky, a large dollop of refreshing that the Bentayga needed. No more need to be embarrassed anymore by parking next to an Urus at Costco.
Where the exterior of the Bentayga often lacked, the interior was flawless, and here the changes are cosmetic, nicely done, with the aforementioned carbon fiber vastly updating the modern feel to the car.
Below decks, Mansory has bumped up the stock Bentayga’s 12 cylinder engine from 739 HP to 752 HP, and a bit of torque now sees this Bentley past the 0-60 mark in 3.7 seconds, in an SUV that weighs in just under 6,000 pounds. Egads!
If you took everything that is pure Southern California—surfing, sailing, the beach, some guitar playing, blond hair, the Laguna Beach Arts Festival, even large portions of neighboring Baja, California, Mexico—and poured it all into a huge cultural Cuisinart, out would come Bruce Meyers, driving a Manx.–Autoweek
While the cost of the upgrades is relative to your personal whims, you’re already into the base model for nearly $200,000, so adding another 20-30% (my guess) to personalized your machine is entirely a matter of how you spend your money. Importantly, upgraded alway means discretion unless you plan to keep it forever, and we both know you won’t.
For those with the absolute need, real or perceived, you can get your Mansory Bentayga armored plated. You can bet that will drop those 0-60 times, but your bodyguards will appreciate the thought.
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