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Startech Puts Some Colour into Bentley Continental's Life

You have to admire car makers like Rolls-Royce or Bentley for sticking to what they know best and not trying to be or become something they're not. They're traditional British brands set on sober, luxury vehicles and that's what they'll do.
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Occasionally, something like this pink Rolls-Royce will happen, but there's nothing you as a brand can do about it in a free market. But most of the time, it's black, cream or brown leather, wood inserts and high-quality metallic surfaces.

This is where tuning companies such as Startech intervene, breaking the monotony and spicing things up. Depending on the level of self-constraint, they can either go overboard or come up with a viable alternative.

In this case, we'd say Startech's effort falls into the second category. It wasn't an easy choice as seeing lime-green on a Bentley takes some time to get used to, but we'll shortly explain our choice.

First of all, the Bentley Continental can easily be turned into an aggressive-looking car. After all, there's the official Bentley Continental GT3-R car to prove it. Changing the front bumper with a more vicious one does have massive repercussion on the whole demeanor of the car, but that's what they were after. Don't forget Startech are owned by Brabus, so...

They went all the way and installed 22-inch wheels, also black, as well as a rear air diffuser with quad exhaust tips. The back end, in particular, looks very appropriate, if a little bit too high up from the ground.But it's the inside that cuts the mustard.
It features a mix of medium-toned gray and almost white leather with a striking lime-green accent. The bright color is used for the linings, but it's also featured in more hidden places like the inside of the storage compartment underneath the front arm-rest or the built-in shades holder. It's also present in a much less discreet manner inside the luggage compartment, where there's a true green extravaganza.

All dashboard and door-panel inserts are bare carbon fiber, just like the backs of the front seats. The floor carpets, on the other hand, mimic the stitching on the seats, which has us wondering if they're also leather.

But the real questions is posed by the foldable sun-shades, who appear to be finished in the same powerful green color on the inside. Should the sun hit your eyes from the front, you'll be presented with a real dilemma: will you choose to be blinded by the sun, or the color of the sun shades?

The Startech Bentley Continental is coming to Frankfurt, where its use of the fluorescent green will most likely be regarded as tame in comparison with other tuned cars present there.

 
 
 
 
 

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