2011 Startech Jaguar XJ


(from Startech Press Release)  STARTECH Refinement for the New Jaguar XJ

High-end refinement for a unique luxury sedan: At the Geneva Motor Show 2011 STARTECH (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 20 41 / 777 547, fax + 49 / (0) 20 41 / 777 111, Internet www.startech.de) presents the exclusive sport program for the Jaguar XJ series in a world debut. The product lineup includes a striking aerodynamic-enhancement kit, custom-tailored 21-inch forged wheels and custom refinement options for the interior.

The flat roofline that tapers off in the rear into a shape that approaches that of a fastback gives Jaguar a unique feature among luxury sedans that immediately catches the eye. The STARTECH designers have developed complementing body components that make the XJ even more unique. All aerodynamic-enhancement components are manufactured in OEM quality.

The face of the four-door car receives some added profile with the STARTECH front attachment that is mounted to the production bumper. The design with generously dimensioned air inlets lends the XJ a sportier appearance while its sophisticated shape reduces lift on the front axle. LED daytime running lights integrated into the side air inlets optimize active safety in traffic.

From the sides the English luxury sedan captivates with the STARTECH element for the front fenders. Its integrated air outlets lend the Jaguar XJ a sportier outfit. Design elements for the rocker panels attach ahead of the rear wheel arches and complement the fender elements.

An innovative STARTECH upgrade is also applied to the rear. The new rear apron features an integrated diffuser and two integrated design panels with striking STARTECH looks. They are combined with two STARTECH stainless-steel rear mufflers.

A subtle rear spoiler lip on the trunk lid creates an optimal aerodynamic balance.

To make full use of the available space in the wheel wells of the new Jaguar XJ and to round out the STARTECH designer suit effectively, special version of the STARTECH Monostar J Diamond Edition wheels were developed. The three-piece forged wheels are mounted in sizes 9.0Jx21 and 10.5Jx21. They feature mirror-polished surfaces and sections with titanium look, and represent a perfect symbiosis of low weight and top quality. State-of-the-art forging technology makes these wheels especially light despite their high mechanical strength. The lower unsprung weight has positive effects on handling as do the wider high-performance tires in sizes 255/35 ZR 21 in front and 295/30 ZR 21 on the rear axle.

The new British luxury automobile also offers an excellent platform for exclusive interior refinement la STARTECH. The interior designers offer a multitude of different leather and Alcantara colors, which are masterfully transformed by the company upholstery shop into custom interiors at the highest level of craftsmanship.

The show car for the Geneva Motor Show features a black exterior and a contrasting STARTECH cream-colored all-leather interior made from especially soft and breathable Mastik leather. Exquisite details are the precision-sewn seams on the dashboard and the sporty upholstery design of seats and leather flooring, which is stitched with unique precision using more than 5,000 meters of thread.

An absolute highlight that impressively demonstrates the quality of the STARTECH refinement is the elaborate wood trim for the sedan. Black, high-gloss polished piano wood was meticulously adorned by hand with ship-veneer-like inlays.

The STARTECH electronics specialists have developed a state-of-the-art multimedia system centered on an Apple iPad to give owners of a Jaguar XJ the opportunity to be always online or enjoy entertainment in the rear compartment. Electrically deployed tables, adapted perfectly to the back of the front seats with leather-covered consoles, feature custom-tailored recesses for the tablet computer and the Bluetooth keyboard from Apple. A GSM/WLAN modem with an antenna integrated into the vehicle and hidden from sight provides high-speed internet access via HSDPA/UMTS or via a local WLAN network.

STARTECH also offers a wide range of fancy accessories such as high-gloss polished stainless-steel scuff plates with illuminated STARTECH logo and high-quality color-coordinated floor mats with leather borders. STARTECH aluminum pedals add notably sporty highlights.

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