STARTECH Bentley World Premiere’s At The IAA 2015


September 14, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on September 14, 2015

STARTECH refines the Bentley Continental

Carbon aerodynamic-enhancement components, 22-inch forged wheels and especially exclusive interior options

The Bentley Continental in both body styles has cemented a position as one of the world’s most popular luxury coupes or convertibles. With an extensive refinement program, which celebrates its world premiere at the IAA 2015 in Frankfurt am Main, STARTECH (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 20 41 / 7744 555, fax + 49 / (0) 20 41 / 7744 544, Internet www.startech.de), a BRABUS Group company, also fulfills the most individual requests of the owners of the British 2+2-seater.

The STARTECH selection includes sporty-elegant aerodynamic-enhancement components made from carbon, high-tech 22-inch forged wheels and a sports exhaust system with electronically controlled sound management.

Another focal point of the STARTECH customization options for the various Bentley Continental models with fixed or open roof lies in the exclusive refinement of the interior.

The STARTECH designers used their tremendous knowledge to develop carbon bodywork components for the current Bentley Continental models. They once more succeeded in creating an optimal blend of sporty-elegant design and aerodynamic efficiency. The STARTECH components are manufactured from lightweight yet high-strength carbon and impress with an outstanding precise fit and flawless surfaces. They are available with a choice of glossy or matte finish but can also be painted in vehicle or contrasting color.

The STARTECH front spoiler attaches to the production bumper. In concert with the two carbon panels that lend the side air intakes a more powerful profile, they give the Continental a sportier appearance from the front. What is more: the component reduces lift on the front axle at high speeds, which further optimizes handling stability.

The STARTECH bodywork conversion also adds striking highlights at the rear. The new carbon diffuser represents a sporty upgrade for the production bumper. An important detail in this regard is the LED module integrated into the center of the diffuser. It serves as a rear fog lamp and a backup light at the same time. The look of this innovation is reminiscent of the tail lamp used in Formula 1 racing, which indicates when the racecar is in energy recovery mode or in the rain ensures that the driver following behind in the rooster tail is warned. The additional STARTECH rear component also provides the perfect backdrop for the four aluminum exhaust pipes sporting the hallmark STARTECH design.

These billet tailpipes are tailored perfectly to the shape of the rear bumper and can be combined with the production exhaust or the STARTECH sports exhaust. The latter is available in two versions for the V8 or W12 engines. However, thrilling looks are not the only strength of the stainless-steel sports exhaust. The integrated system of butterfly valves is controlled from the cockpit and lets the driver choose between a subtle “coming home” mode and the “sport” position. In the latter case, the power of the eight- or twelve-cylinder engines also develops its full acoustic effect.

Powerful and above all durable STARTECH performance upgrades suitable for everyday use will in future be available for the two engines of the 2+2-seater.

Striking looks and even more agile handling are the hallmark traits of the STARTECH Monostar G wheels for all Bentley Continental models. The wheels with five double spokes are manufactured using high-tech forging technology and consequently offer an outstanding combination of lightweight construction and maximum strength. The one-piece 10Jx22 wheels front and back make full use of the available space under the wheel arches. Tires of size 295/30 ZR 22 for the front and rear axle were chosen as ideal. While the STARTECH Monostar G wheels come as standard in a combination of titanium-colored paintwork and polished surfaces, the wheels for the IAA 2015 show car were painted black to match the black paint of the vehicle exterior. STARTECH chose a combination of black base coat and a special coating that gives the normally polished components of the wheel a black chrome appearance. This and other variants of the wheel are also optionally available.

Masterful manual work, exclusive design and maximum quality characterize the STARTECH refinements for the interior. The company upholstery shop creates interiors whose fascination lies not only in maximum color variety, but also in the sheer endless choices of high-quality materials such as leather, Alcantara, precious woods and carbon.

The Bentley Continental at the IAA 2015 presents a textbook example of a luxurious STARTECH all-leather interior: the entire interior was upholstered in a combination of light gray and dark gray leather to create a contrast to the outer skin. Delicate radiant green highlights on the leather upholstery and other colorful details lend the interior an especially individual ambiance.

The interior carbon components with checkered-flag pattern and mirror-polished surfaces are also custom-made by STARTECH.

New for the Bentley Flying Spur:

The exclusive STARTECH customization program with sporty-elegant aerodynamic-enhancement components, 22-inch forged wheels and tasteful customization of the interior

The Bentley Flying Spur is one of the most exclusive luxury sedans in the world and consequently the perfect platform for an extensive STARTECH customization program, which celebrates its world premiere at the IAA 2015 in Frankfurt am Main.

STARTECH (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 20 41 / 7744 555, Telefax + 49 / (0) 20 41 / 7744 544, Internet www.startech.de), a BRABUS Group company, refines the English luxury liner with sporty-elegant aerodynamic-enhancement components, high-tech forged wheels and a redesigned interior.

STARTECH vouches for the outstanding quality of all components and conversions with the STARTECH Warranty of three years, up to 100,000 kilometers (see STARTECH Warranty Terms and Conditions, updated June 2013).

Thanks to its perfect blend of low weight and high strength, carbon is the material of choice in Formula 1 racing and elsewhere. The STARTECH designers also chose this high-tech material for the production of their new bodywork components for the Bentley Flying Spur. All components come with a naked high-gloss or matte finish. Of course, the parts offering a particularly precise fit can also be painted in vehicle or contrasting color.

The STARTECH front spoiler attaches to the underside of the production bumper and lends the four-door car a sporty facelift. What is more: Its sophisticated shape reduces aerodynamic lift on the front axle. The integrated fiber-optic daytime running lights help other road users to spot the Bentley even sooner. Matching the appearance of the spoiler lip with the swept-up flaps, the designers modelled two additional panels that highlight the wide air intake in the front bumper.

To give the Flying Spur also a more dynamic rear appearance, STARTECH integrated a new diffuser into the rear bumper. As a very special striking feature, the center of this aerodynamic-enhancement component is fitted with an innovative LED module that combines backup lights and rear fog lamp in one module. The design is reminiscent of the tail lamp of a modern-day Formula 1 racecar. Special panels to the left and right of the diffuser frame the four strikingly styled tailpipes and thus blend them perfectly with the rear profile. These STARTECH tailpipes are milled from a solid piece and as a stylistic special feature have a special contour on the inside.

The four tailpipes are designed to be combined with the production exhaust or the STARTECH sports exhaust system. The stainless-steel STARTECH exhaust is a visual treat and features an electronically controlled system of butterfly valves that allow the driver to control the exhaust note of the eight- or twelve-cylinder engine from the cockpit. At the push of a button, the sound can be set to a markedly subtle “coming home” mode or an especially powerful, thrilling note. The STARTECH sports exhaust is available for both Flying Spur variants with eight or twelve cylinders.

STARTECH will also offer professional performance upgrades for the V8 and W12 engines in the near future.

The STARTECH Monostar G 10Jx22 king-sized forged wheels deliver improved handling dynamics and at the same time offer a unique appearance. Five strikingly shaped double spokes extending all the way to the rim flange and an innovative finish characterize this design. It combines anthracite-colored paintwork that looks like titanium with polished surfaces, and bears a “FORGED” emblem. While the new high-tech wheels are striking, they impress above all with their lightweight construction and extremely high strength. They are 20 percent lighter than a comparable conventional wheel, which results in optimized handling and better ride quality thanks to reduced unsprung mass. High-performance tires of size 295/30 ZR 22 front and back perfectly fill out the wheel wells of the Bentley sedan.

A special focal point of the STARTECH product program lies in the exclusive refinement of the interior. The company upholstery shop trims the seats, door panels, dashboard and headliner with the finest leather and Alcantara in any color imaginable. The upholsterers also attach special importance to a perfect finish in every nook and cranny.

The refined Bentley Flying Spur on display at the IAA 2015 is a textbook example of high-quality interior design the STARTECH way: The interior designers selected an unusual combination of light brown and white leather complemented with meticulously placed light blue highlights. The upholstery design is just as unique as the choice of colors. Meticulously woven leather inserts on the seats, door panels and headliner as well as seams with an unusual design and stitched with pinpoint precision add amazing highlights.

The wood trim is also custom-made: The STARTECH finish carpenters created especially exclusive inlays from white cherry wood, which are a literally brilliant appearance thanks to several flawless coats of clear lacquer.

For Flying Spur owners looking to use their Bentley also as an office on wheels or want to enjoy entertainment with the highest picture and sound quality, STARTECH also offers tailor-made solutions with state-of-the-art communication via the Internet. To this end, STARTECH can stylishly integrate different Apple, Microsoft or Android computer systems into the interior.