Bentley Flying Spur Decadence: a unique pickup version

Bentley Flying Spur Decadence a unique pickup version

DC Customs took on the Bentley Flying Spur and turned it into a luxurious pickup, dubbed Decadence.

Bentley took another unprecedented step when it decided to market in 2015 its first SUV, the Bentayga, going well beyond the luxury sedans, coupes, and convertibles usually made by the British firm.

So, why not a pickup? It was a crazy idea that a wealthy British owner of a Flying Spur had.

For this, he called on DC Customs, an English company located not far from Birmingham and specializing in the restoration of classic models and the preparation of fully personalized cars.

This Bentley Flying Spur Decadence does not go unnoticed.

Initially, the Bentley Flying Spur was a large four-door sedan: for this project called “Decadence,” They utterly transformed the rear part.

The two rear doors have disappeared, and a large tipper has replaced the welcoming rear seats and the trunk.

The car was made with a luxurious wood veneer, made like the floor of a luxury yacht.

This new space perfectly complements the interior of the vehicle, covered in two-tone caramel leather, contrasting with a brown carpet and noble wood inserts.

The exterior styling is also eye-catching, with two-tone paintwork combining a deep purple with a metallic gray that can find on the hood and the front grille, not to mention the “Decadence” badges.

DC Customs did not specify its price, nor how many hours were necessary to carry out this crazy project.

But that made this unique example of running on the road, and that its happy owner will therefore drive it…

Bentley Bentayga: Mulliner carbon fiber rims

Bentley Bentayga Mulliner carbon fiber rims

Mulliner presents a new carbon fiber wheel for the Bentley Bentayga, which saves 6 kg compared to an aluminum model.

Bentley presents an all- new 22-inch carbon fiber rim , developed specifically for the Bentayga SUV by Mulliner, its customization department. It was designed with Bucci Composites, one of the world’s leading composites suppliers, and will be the world’s largest production carbon wheel , which has many advantages in addition to its looks: better safety, better steering agility and better stability, less tire wear and better braking thanks to the reduction in unsprung mass.

Meeting the strict standards of the TÜV ( Technischer ÜberwachungsVerei ), it is the first carbon wheel to have passed all of the German body’s most rigorous tests for non-metallic wheels: biaxial stress, tire pressure, excessive torque , or radial and side impact tests, to simulate traffic through potholes and cobblestones.

These are the most severe tests: after a strong impact, which should crack or break an aluminum wheel, which can cause the tire to explode, the Mulliner carbon fiber rim has proven its strongest resistance , with deflation. slow and progressive tire, allowing control of the car.

Bentley Mulliner carbon fiber rims: tests at the Nürburgring

For the final stage, the carbon wheels of the Bentley Bentayga were also put to the test on the famous Nordschleife circuit of the Nürburgring. In addition to the weight saving of 6 kg , the carbon fiber allows to offer better resistance and additional rigidity.

To produce this unique rim, a new manufacturing process has been patented: the carbon fiber is cut, then the elements are assembled, stacked and heated in a mold, to give the final shape of the product. A specific resin and hardener are finally injected into the assembly, which is then temperature hardened before demoulding and finishing operations (machining and polishing).

This unprecedented carbon fiber rim is a real showcase for Mulliner , which highlights its know-how and its ability to provide Bentley customers with innovative and unique personalization elements. Available to order at the end of 2021 , it will complete the range of carbon fiber parts designed for the Bentayga, made up of the front spoiler, the side sills and the rear diffuser, not to mention the interior inserts in carbon fiber.

 

The Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak develops 760 hp!

The Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak develops 760 hp

Bentley Motors unveils the technical sheet of the Bentley Continental GT3 which will be entered in the Time Attack 1 category at Pikes Peak 2021!

For the purposes of Pikes Peak 2021 , Bentley Motorsport has prepared in collaboration with the private structure FastR an extraordinary Continental GT3.

With this car, the manufacturer will try to aim for a third consecutive record on the famous Pikes Peak race, after those obtained in 2018 and 2019, with two different models: the Bentayga in the production SUV category and the Continental GT in the vehicle category. of production.

A Continental GT3 ready for the race

Bentley Motorsport and FastR saw it big for racing. The engine already, a 4.0-liter turbo V8 , is powered by a specific biofuel-based petrol (98RON), and it goes from 580 hp to almost 760 hp! The torque has also been revised upwards and reaches 1000 Nm instead of the usual 750 Nm. The car has been modified with the addition of a thicker carbon fiber intake manifold for example, as well as custom Akrapovic exhaust manifolds.

With this power boost, the Continental GT3 received a second cooling system at the rear to allow the engine to stay at operating temperature throughout the hill climb. Air intakes also appear and replace the rear side windows.

Finally, the chassis has also been modified and prepared specifically for this race.

Reworked aerodynamics

Bentley engineers have equipped their model with a body with a completely redesigned aerodynamics , which provides no less than 30% more downforce ! The beast is also equipped with an XXL diffuser and a gigantic rear spoiler which allows optimal support at high speed.

These parts of the aero pack are made for the most part with nylon-carbon fiber filament , which offers increased strength at minimal weight.

 

Bentley Bentayga S (2021): a sportier version of the luxury SUV

Bentley Bentayga S (2021) a sportier version of the luxury SUV

Bentley is launching a new version of its luxury SUV, the Bentayga.

A compromise between sportiness and sobriety

The classic Bentley Bentayga is too common for you, but the Speed ??version intimidates you? Bentley has the solution: the Bentayga S, which comes as a sporty alternative , but not too much.

The Bentley Bentayga S is a brand new version , and comes close to what Porsche could call GTS , or S at Audi: a sportier version, but without overflowing with performance. Moreover, the engine of the Bentayga V8 is retained, with an identical power of 550 hp . Performance does not change either: 4.5 seconds to speed 0 to 100 km / h, and a top speed set at 290 km / h. Already quite sufficient, but behind the Bentayga Speed , with its W12 of 635 hp.

Firmer suspensions and more aggressive look

But if the engine doesn’t change, what makes the Bentayga S different from the “base” V8 model? Bentley promises better agility , thanks to specific suspension settings. The Sport mode has been redesigned, and acts on the management of the anti-roll system at 48V, while the suspensions have been firmed by 15%.

Visually, the Bentley Bentayga S is closer to the Speed, with black accents on all chrome surfaces : grille, bumper, door frames, etc. New 22-inch rims are available, while a new sports exhaust should allow the V8 to express itself a little more freely.

Bentley does in the sporty interior too, with vast expanses of Alcantara, a new decorative insert on the dashboard, and S badges scattered all over the place.

The Bentayga S therefore becomes the fourth version in the luxury SUV range, under the Bentayga Speed ??but above the V8 and plug-in hybrid versions . A compromise for those looking for a little dynamism.

 

Mansory is preparing a 760 hp Bentley Bentaga!

Mansory is preparing a 760 hp Bentley Bentaga

German tuner Mansory delivers a muscular version of the British SUV unveiled last summer!

Produced since 2015, the Bentayge , the first SUV from the British manufacturer Bentley , has enjoyed some success. With nearly 20,000 copies sold, the model is already a great commercial success.

And to continue to woo the crowds, the Bentayga received a slight restyling in the summer of 2020.

A muscular preparation

After having recently prepared a Ferrari F8 Tributo , the tuner Mansory this time tackled the British juggernaut.

In terms of exterior modifications, there is a brand new body kit that includes aerodynamic elements entirely designed in carbon fiber, new 23-inch rims in glossy black finish or a quadruple exhaust all-carbon as well.

The interior is also largely modified with the appearance of a two-tone leather, red and black, and several carbon fiber inserts, on the steering wheel and the interior of the doors in particular.

A twin-turbo V8 pushed to 760 horsepower

Under the hood, Mansory has also improved the performance of the engine block, which still has 210 hp more than the initial version!

The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 unit is thus thoroughly revised, and now produces a power of 760 hp for 1,020 Nm of torque ! We are far from the standard values ??… To do this, new turbos have been installed and the exhaust line has also been modified. We can imagine the future performance of the big SUV …