Sometimes, being on top isn’t enough, especially for this Bentley Bentayga, which has been thoroughly tinkered by German tuning firm DMC. In terms of the fusion of power and luxury in the SUV world, the highly premium Bentley Bentayga could be considered as the authority.
Aside from its luxurious and technology laden bespoke interior and its hegemonic exterior, the Bentley Bentayga deserves to be called the most powerful SUV thanks to its potent core -- a monstrous 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine.
This W12 engine can deliver up to 600 hp (447 kW) of output and up to 663 lb.-ft. of peak torque, allowing the Bentayga to sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds and eventually reach a top speed of 187 mph (300 km/h). Massive, isn’t it? For DMC, however, it wasn’t enough. That is why this German tuner decided to place its stakes higher and create what it dubbed as the DMC Bentley Bentayga "Gigante."
As the DMC moniker infers, this tuned Gigante is a giant compared to the already powerful Bentley Bentayga. DMC was thorough in making sure the stock 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine is tuned to deliver more output and torque.
By employing performance-related tweaks like a smart engine management system and a new high-performance exhaust system, DMC was able to significantly hike the power levels of this 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine to 700 hp (521 kW) of max output and 778 lb.-ft. (1,055 Nm) of peak torque. Moreover, top speed has also been raised from 187 mph (300 km/h) to 193 mph (310 km/h).
Of course, the upgrades implemented weren’t limited to the power levels – although such immense modifications should be really noted and emphasized. Exterior and interior modifications especially for a bespoke luxury SUV like the Bentley Bentayga are not rare. However, a power upgrade on this level is worthy of note. As for the DMC Gigante, its overwhelming power is matched by its modified exterior.
On the front end, the DMC Gigante features a new carbon fiber hood, carbon fiber side skirts, and a carbon fiber trim on the rear. It rides on a new set of massive forged aluminum wheels available in sizes 22 inches, 23 inches and 24 inches. These carbon fiber component should make the Gigante lighter than a typical Bentayga.
Meanwhile, the interior of this DMC-tuned Bentley Bentayga Gigante comes with hand-stitched floor mats as well as a customized carbon fiber steering wheel with Italian leather accents. If these aren’t enough, DMC is willing to employ this treat to the whole interior at an extra charge. Of course, the Bentayga already offers an opulent interior that is fit for royalty (note: Queen Elizabeth II owns a plush Bentayga as one of her royal rides). It is laden with an array of entertainment and comfort systems like backseat screens and Wi-Fi (entertainment) as well as heating, cooling and massage functions on the seats (comfort).