For the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015, Startech has revealed its upgrades for the Bentley Continental GTC. Focused specifically on exterior and interior modifications, the Startech upgrades provide the British drop-top with an undeniably eye-catching look.
All of Startech’s new components for the Continental GTC are made from carbon fibre. They include a new front spoiler which attaches to the standard bumper, as well as thoroughly overhauled air intake surrounds and new air intake grilles. It is claimed that these components also reduce lift at the front axle to help improve handling.
From the sides, Startech has provided the Bentley Continental GTC with a new set of 22-inch wheels at all four corners and wrapped in 295/30 rubber. These wheels are the tuner company’s Monostar G models and are available in a selection of different finishes with the Frankfurt display car rolling on a set of matte black units. New side skirts are also featured.
Meanwhile at the rear, Startech’s upgrades include a bold new diffuser as well as a Formula One inspired rear light incorporated into the bumper. New tailpipes are also found.
Beyond the exterior modifications, the car’s cabin has been upholstered in both light grey and dark grey leather. Elsewhere are a number of bright green accents with a number of carbon elements also found throughout alongside some mirror-polished surfaces.
“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 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.
STARTECH backs all components and conversions with a warranty of three years, up to 100,000 kilometers (see STARTECH Warranty Terms and Conditions, updated June 2013).”