We’d wager you’ve seen a few gorgeous Continental GT and GTC super-tunes in your time. The machine really adds aggression and exclusivity with ease — almost as easy as a romp up to 100-mph anytime your toe gets itchy.
But HOT makeovers of the Flying Spur?
They are a rare sight indeed. Looking through these images, it is hard not to be impressed with the StarTech customization. The new nose, wheels, lowered ride, rear bumper and quad pipes all work together to create a damn sexy limo. Check out how light and lean the tails look with those contrast-carbon diffusers and quad, rifled exhaust pipes coming right out of the painted bodywork.
Those pipes shout in factory tenor or optional button-activated sport exhaust — a true barbershop quartet of vocal harmonies.
Even from the back — the Flying Spur’s toughest angle — the StarTech model is gorgeous and seductive.
Also lovely are the green accents and bright quilted leatherwork (in neon green!) lining every inch of the trunk on the ragtop. The woven leathers in the Flying Spur are even more appealing. Seats, headliner and door inserts are comprised of this swanky and effect.
Why do we never see actual woven leather in production cars? It is enormously difficult and time-consuming, done well only by hand. Thousands of hours — all under your fingertips. Woven leather breathes and comforms to any surface shape exceptionally well.
All eyes will be on the Bentley BENTAYGA SUV debut this week, but these two are extremely worthwhile — for their designs, panache and power. True Bentley traits, then.
StarTech is employing its BRABUS engine gurus to develop custom power kits for the V8 and W12 engines — with ECU modules and full power upgrades available in the next few months.
Welcome to StarTech, Bentley. You’re in good hands!
BRABUS StarTech Bentley Flying Spur
World premiere at the IAA 2015
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.
BRABUS StarTech Bentley GTC
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.
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