The first refined variant of the British all-wheel-drive car in the world comes from STARTECH. The customization process for the Bentayga starts with a sporty-elegant aerodynamic-enhancement program culminating in the STARTECH WIDEBODY version. Another focus is on exclusive interior design, which the STARTECH upholstery shop realizes in a practically unlimited variety of colors and materials. 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.
In keeping with the sporty character, the STARTECH front features an integrated spoiler that replaces the stylized under-ride 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, are designed to optimize the supply of fresh air for engine, radiators, front brakes and wheel-well ventilation.
The air deflectors for the side air intakes and the front wing that runs across the entire bumper add more profile to the front of the Bentayga. Aerodynamic-enhancement components are aimed to further reduce the lift at high speeds and consequently optimize handling stability. Both these STARTECH bodywork components are optionally available in an especially sporty naked carbon version.
The new STARTECH rear bumper, with its integrated diffuser, can be used with the optionally available trailer hitch. Another appealing 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 new front and rear bumpers can be upgraded to the even more thrilling widebody version with the 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 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.
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.
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. While it is an extremely costly manufacturing process, it permits extremely light yet robust designs. Compared with a conventional cast wheel of identical size, it saves up to 15 percent in weight.
STARTECH also 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. 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.
On the inside, 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 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.
The upgrade is backed with a comprehensive three-year, 100,000-kilometer warranty (see STARTECH Warranty Terms and Conditions, updated June 2013). (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.