The Bentley Continental GT is known the world over as a luxurious sports car for the rich and famous. Its iconic look exudes wealth and power, and it is the ultimate in daily driving luxury.
A couple of car guys from the Russian AcademeG YouTube channel felt that the beautiful British grand tourer needed to be better suited for some rugged terrain. They outfitted one with military vehicle tracks and the result is a scary beast of a vehicle that combines both luxury and the off-road.
To accomplish such an impressive feat, the mechanics basically had to rebuild the car from the ground up. The video montage includes clips of the men cutting and slicing away at the bottom third of the car in order to outfit it properly with the necessary parts and pieces.
Check out the entire project and the end result in the video below:
Setting the car up with massive military tracks required the men to essentially build an entirely new frame made from metal tubing that the main body of the vehicle would rest on. From there, they assembled the countless wheels and mechanisms that are required to run the rubber tracks.
The finished product is a Bentley Continental that sits about twice as high as normal, now with a pair of massive rubber off-road tracks pulling it along.
Of course, the ultimate test is how well the primped and proper car would handle the muck and mud. A few gingerly goes at a dirt road and some rocks, and the new off-road Bentley seemed like a success.
Getting a little more daring, the men pushed the beast to its limits. It raced down dirt roads, skillfully dodged obstacles and maneuvered over rocks, and even made it up a fairly steep hill without an issue.
The car achieved speeds of 50 km (31 mph) although the mechanic aspired to improve it to twice that much.
Most importantly, while the car looks hardly more than a shell of its former self on the outside, the inside remained fairly untouched. The beautifully stitched leather seats and creature comforts you might expect from a six-figure automobile remained unchanged inside.