DMC Duro is a Bolder, Badder Bentley Continental GT
Back on Monday, we brought you news of a new tuning package from Anderson Germany for the new generation Bentley Continental GT. And while the cosmetic changes were fairly restrained and tasteful (other than some unfortunate Carquest-fabulous underbody lighting), the engine upgrades definitely weren’t. Bottom line: We’d be happy to leave the accent lighting turned off as we uncork those 671 horsepower on our favorite freeway onramp.
But what about the people who speak loudly and carry a small stick? Or as it relates to this discussion, people who want a tuned Gen 2 Conti GT that places more emphasis on show than go? Well people in this position can now rejoice, for DMC is releasing its own parts and pieces for the new Bentley coupe.
DMC calls the whole ensemble the Duro, and from the outside the changes are plain to see. The front and rear bumpers feature far more aggressive designs than stock. The rocker panel extensions and rear spoiler are further extensions of this menacing, streetwise design philosophy. And the monstrous 22” wheels fill up the wheel wells rather nicely if you ask us.
Inside, DMC will re-trim the interior in a variety of high-end materials like leather, carbon fiber and wood. As the stock Continental GT interior is already fancy and stylish, we’re not sure we’d bother messing with it. Then again, there’s a good chance we’d at least find something in the DMC catalog that we might like.
We are absolutely sure, however, that we like the power upgrades on offer. Thanks to a reprogrammed ECU, high-flow air intake system, and a high-flow titanium exhaust system, the 6.0L twin-turbo W12 now produces 621hp and 575 lb.-ft of torque. That’s enough to launch the Duro to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds and onward to a top speed of 199 mph.
DMC isn’t volunteering how much the Duro package will cost, but we’re almost certain it will be in the five-figure range. Yes, for that kind of money you could step up to a Continental GT Speed, but those will be as common as belly buttons compared to DMC Duros.