Have you ever wondered just how far could you take a joke? Well, if you have then you will know that most of the time, the joke dies out after a few days. However, in some rare instances, the joke sticks around persistently and sometimes, even takes on a particular form.
One such joke is the Bentley Bentayga Bengala. This car is the epitome of such an occurrence. “Why?” You ask? Well, that is because Spanish Design House Bengala’s General Manager Shoghi Saeidnia said this:
“The project literally started out as a joke.” “We thought we’d give the ultimate, luxury 4×4 a raw, stealthy, off-road finish. So, we designed a concept and shared it online with a few of our closest customers.
“However, it all became real when one of them asked us if it could actually be made.”
So, what did Bengala do next?
They went ahead and created the Bentley Bentayga Bengala. This luxurious monstrosity is absolutely huge. Now, we do not have all the juicy details regarding the many mechanical changes that were done to the stock Bentley Bentayga. However, with my pair of mortal eyes, I can see that there is a lot to unpack just from what we saw so far.
The company has used a lot of carbon fiber. But, they stated in their own press release, “Weight-saving is not a priority on a project of this magnitude.” Therefore, it is highly likely that all that carbon fiber went to the visual effects department for the styling. The front and rear guards however are thankfully made of steel. Therefore, they should be able to take quite a bit of beating.
What else did they change?
They also went ahead and jacked up the suspension, wheels and tires. It was not all for show though. The folks at Bengala worked with 13-time Dakar Rally competitor Manolo Plaza. This was to ensure that the changes they made were as functional as their cool look.
Plus, they also added a light bar and louvered rear window. Now, those two things can make any ordinary SUV look appealing. But, on a Bentley, these things look absolutely ludicrous.
So, what to do next?
Well, keep your eyes peeled and be on the lookout for further details. After all, only 15 of these will be ever made. And, as we all know, there is no shortage of Bentley lovers out there. You won’t want to miss this chance after all!