A very nice stage one mod pack for the new Bentayga just arrived! Brabus’s StarTech division is leading the effort with custom carbon exterior upgrades, giant 23s and a remote-operated sport exhaust that bellows far louder than stock.
The engine output appears to stay the same on this first upgrade. The press release below discusses the V12 at length… but of course, the Bentayga runs a W12! =]
2016 Bentley BENTAYGA By StarTech
The first further refined Bentley Bentayga comes from STARTECH
Sporty-elegant widebody version, 23-inch forged wheels, sport exhaust with sound management, and exclusive interior
The new Bentley Bentayga sets new standards in the luxury SUV market and is thus the perfect basis for individual customization that fulfills customer requests to a tee. The first refined variant of the British all-wheel-drive car in the world comes from 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.
The customization program for the Bentayga starts with a sporty-elegant aerodynamic-enhancement program culminating in the STARTECH WIDEBODY version. The product range also includes king-sized hi-tech forged wheels with a diameter of 23 inches, a ride-height lowering and a sport exhaust with integrated sound management. Engine tuning for the twin-turbo V12 is in the works.
Another focus is on exclusive interior design, which the STARTECH upholstery shop realizes in a practically unlimited variety of colors and materials.
For the Bentley Bentayga, the STARTECH designers developed a modular styling program primarily for on-road use. All bodywork components are manufactured in OEM quality from high-grade Pur-R-Rim.
The newly designed front and rear bumpers were designed to replace the production bumpers in their entirety. In keeping with the sporty character, the STARTECH front features an integrated spoiler that replaces the stylized underride guard of the production component. The large and strikingly styled air intakes of the STARTECH bumper, which like the radiator grille are protected by honeycombed grating, optimize the supply of fresh air for engine, radiators, front brakes and wheel-well ventilation, which especially on the Bentley SUV with a top speed in excess of 300 km/h is an essential component of the aerodynamics concept.
The strikingly shaped air deflectors for the side air intakes and the front wing that runs across the entire bumper add even more profile to the front of the Bentayga. Thanks to their sophisticated shape, both aerodynamic-enhancement components play a role in further reducing lift at high speeds and consequently further optimize handling stability. Both these STARTECH bodywork components are optionally available in an especially sporty naked carbon version.
The new STARTECH rear bumper impresses with its integrated diffuser, which is designed to be also useable with the optionally available trailer hitch. Another intriguing detail is the LED taillight module centrally integrated into the diffuser. It serves as a rear fog light and a backup light, and was modelled after the warning lamp used in Formula 1 racing. The diffuser is likewise available made from naked carbon, which further boosts the athletic STARTECH look.
All versions of the STARTECH rear component perfectly integrate the four hallmark aluminum tailpipes of the STARTECH sport exhaust system into the rear appearance. A subtle yet effective add-on part is the STARTECH rear spoiler lip, which runs across the entire rear above the taillights and comes in a carbon version as well.
The STARTECH body styling for the Bentley Bentayga has a modular design. As a result, the new front and rear bumpers can be upgraded to the even more thrilling widebody version with the sweeping STARTECH WIDEBODY fender flares. The attachments on the front and rear axle feature clever detail solutions such as the stylized air outlets on the rear wheel arches, and give the five-door car an even more athletic appearance.
The thrilling STARTECH widebody version also includes side panels for the doors. They give the SUV a lower visual stance and form an aerodynamically optimized transition between the front and rear wheel wells. Carbon inserts running over both doors on each side of the vehicle are also available for the WIDEBODY rocker panels. They emphasize the sporty STARTECH looks, as do the naked carbon versions of the covers that highlight the air outlets in the front fenders even more.
Of course, STARTECH also offers a host of options to tailor the looks of the luxury liner to individual customer requests. It starts with painting all chrome parts in vehicle or contrasting color and ends with perfectly executed special paint finishes in any desired color.
It goes without saying: a vehicle exclusive refined by STARTECH also deserves extraordinary wheels. The suspension engineers have developed tailor-made king-sized 23-inch wheels specifically for the Bentley Bentayga. The STARTECH Monostar S wheels of size 10.5Jx23 are mounted with SportContact 6 high-performance street tires of size 295/35 ZR 23. These tires were custom-developed by technology partner Continental for high-performance SUVs like the Bentayga capable of reaching speeds in excess of 300 km/h.
However, the STARTECH wheels are out of the ordinary not on account of their sheer size alone: The Monostar S wheels with dimensionally off-set cross-spokes extending all the way to the outer rim flange are manufactured using hi-tech forging technology. This extremely costly manufacturing process permits extremely light yet tremendously robust designs. Compared with a conventional cast wheel of identical size, it saves up to 15 percent in weight. It is nonetheless extremely strong, which especially on a heavy SUV like the Bentayga that is capable of traveling off paved roads is indispensable.
To match the on-road looks of the exclusive bodywork conversion, STARTECH offers a ride-height lowering for the production air suspension. It lowers the Bentayga by up to 25 millimeters beyond the lowest ex-factory suspension setting. The lower center of gravity makes fast cornering handling even safer and more agile. The four standard ride heights the SUV offers ex-factory are fully retained.
A powerful STARTECH performance upgrade with daily practicality for the 6.0-liter twin-turbo 12-cylinder engine is in the works.
Already available now is an all-stainless STARTECH quad sport exhaust system. It lends the Bentayga an even more thrilling rear appearance. What is more: the integrated electronic sound management lets the driver choose between a subtle “Coming Home” mode and the ‘Sport’ position from inside the cockpit. In this mode, the full muscle of the turbocharged V-12 also comes to the fore acoustically. In whisper mode, the refined SUV runs as quietly as you can expect from a car of this brand.
Even a luxury car like the most off-road-capable Bentley ever can be made more exclusive in the interior. The lineup of customization options ranges from scuff plates with backlit STARTECH logo and high-quality velour floor mats to aluminum pedals and footrest.
The STARTECH refinements for the interior are distinguished by masterful craftsmanship, exclusive design and top quality. The company upholstery shop creates interiors that captivate not only with the greatest variety of colors, but also with a virtually unlimited selection of materials such as leather, Alcantara, precious woods and carbon.
STARTECH backs all conversions and components with a comprehensive three-year, 100,000-kilometer warranty (see STARTECH Warranty Terms and Conditions, updated June 2013).
STARTECH on the web: www.STARTECH.de
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