GTOs come, and GTOs go. Although the Pontiac GTO may be long gone, Ferrari is working on a new 599 GTO. Now Irish tuning house Onyx Concept – which previously worked up the Range Rover Sport and Vogue – is releasing a GTO of its own.
Based, as you can see, on the Bentley Continental GT, the Onyx Continental Platinum GTO packs a host of visual and performance modifications in an effort to take what is widely known as the "Camry for rich folks" to GTO levels of performance. That includes boosting the power from the W12 engine from 553 horsepower to beyond 640, although Onyx hasn't disclosed exactly how that's been done. The suspension has also been dropped to the ground like the pants on an American Idol contestant. 22-inch matte black alloys compliment a body kit comprising of a new front bumper with LED daytime running lights, wider wheel arches and carbon fiber splitter, decklid spoiler and rear diffuser.
Onyx says the Platinum GTO will be available beginning next month. Along with the pair of images (which we've posted to the gallery below), those are all the details available at this point in the press release after the jump.
[Source: Onyx Concept]
ONYX Bentley Continental Platinium GTO package
Onyx are back and this time have moved away from the SUV market to concentrate on one of britains top luxury vehicles the Bentley continetal GT. The conversion consists of a revised front bumper with carbon fibre inserts, DRL's and a carbon fibre lower splitter. The sides have been widened with some clean cut arches and sideskirts. Lastly but certainly not least is the rear with a revised rear bumper and smashing looking rear carbon fibre difusser. The boot lid has also been complimented with a carbon fibre touch in the form of a deck spoiler. Adding to the exterior conversion ONYX also have the additional extras that they offer to all there vehicles, this being bespoke bufallo hide leather interior and carbon fibre interior panelling. As always the Irish tuners have there own suspension lowering system, the engine power upgrade which they havent given an exact figure yet but have said that for the normal GT being 550BHP this will be over the 640BHP mark. Lastly they have given the car a set of there own 22" TPM matt black wheels which gives the vehicle a great stance. Onyx have said that they have another 2 wheel designs that they will be launching shortly and this bentley conversion will be on the market from may this year. For more information on this visit the onyx website at www.onyxconcept.com