A lot of people would agree that the fastest SUV in the world, the Bentley Bentayga, needs no changes. But aftermarket tuner Kahn Automobiles thinks that the luxury SUV can be made even better.
Having said that, Kahn has just released the latest package that its customers could get with the Bentayga, and they are calling it the Le Mans Edition. The images posted here are of the Bentayga Diesel wearing the said package. But today, this Le Mans Edition is considered as a one-off and will have a selling price of $227,734.
One of the most noticeable exterior changes would be the matte black finish that has been given to the Bentayga. Moving into the cabin, the luxury SUV is now dressed in black 3D Herringbone perforated leather that matches the outside look of the car.
Moreover, styling modifications have been made at the front fascia, now with a lip spoiler that protrudes out of the bumper, giving it a sexier appeal. A new set of huge 23-inch Kahn alloy wheels had been added as well, in exchange of the original 22-inch five-spoke painted alloy wheels. Behind the front wheel arches are blacked out grilles. Moving onto the rear, you will now find a spoiler that has been fixed to the hatch. However, not everyone seems to like the new spoiler as it looks a little too bulky.
Under the hood of the Bentley Bentayga, there’s still a 6.0 liter turbocharged 12-cylinder engine that is capable of delivering 600 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission that gives power to all four wheels. With these figures, there’s nothing left for the Range Rovers, G-Wagens and Rogues to brag about when they are around a Bentayga.
Overall, the blacked out Le Mans Edition looks even sexier than the standard model, so those who thought that the Bentayga did not need upgrades are wrong. But then, there are a few who are don’t like matte black.
Bentley hoped for the Bentayga to be one of their bestselling models, but because it is priced so high, the automaker has only sold around 700 units of it this year. Despite this, the British automaker still plans to develop more SUVs that they could add to the lineup.
English company Kahn Automobiles was founded by Afzal Kahn back in 1998. The company specializes in the modification of motor vehicles. Today, their headquarters is located in Bradford, but they have their flagship showroom in Leeds and another one in London. In the beginning, they focused on just selling alloy wheels, but since 2003, they expanded and started developing design modifications. The company has around 80 employees, which include 20 designers.