In 2010, the STARTECH program came up with great accessories that were meant to be used in coupe and convertible models of the Jaguar XK and XKR. STARTECH came up with exclusive and innovative modifications to a Jaguar XK Coupe to demonstrate what its range of accessories can do in order to personalize any Jaguar vehicle.
In this example, the engineers employed custom-made 21-inch forged wheels together with customizations to the XK Coupe’s riding height. Functionality and aesthetics do go hand in hand, so STARTECH’s stylists employed subtle modifications to the exterior of the already-elegantly designed XK Coupe.
These include spoiler flaps placed strategically on the front apron, reducing lift and improving aerodynamics in addition to making the car eye-catching. All of the enhancements to the XK Coupe were done using ultra light carbon fiber materials.
There’s no doubt about the durability and strength of these materials, as STARTECH is known to use a production process that is associated more closely with aircraft and racing car production than road cars. Any vehicle’s face forms part of its appeal to other motorists, and STARTECH addressed that with customized daytime running lights for the XK Coupe. The personalized coupe now features running lights that are integrated seamlessly into the bumper’s stylized air vents.
The rear portion of the XK Coupe now features molding made of carbon fiber, which blends perfectly with the twin-tailpipe exhaust system of the coupe. As mentioned earlier, the STARTECH-customized XK coupe featured personalized 21-inch forged alloy wheels.
These wheels, named the Monostor J Diamond Edition, feature polished surfaces that are sure to turn heads around when the coupe is parked or is caught on a traffic jam. The front wheels of the customized XK coupe are given wheels with tires in size 255/30 ZR 21, while the rear tires have 295/25 ZR 21 tires.
The customized coupe also has a lower ride height, thanks to calibrations in the STARTECH custom-made sport springs. Because of these, the STARTECH-modified coupe has a ride height lower by 40 millimeters or 1.6 inches compared to production model Jaguar XK coupes.
STARTECH even created its own leather upholstery for the interiors of the XK coupe. Created by an in-house upholstery shop, the seats in the STARTECH XK Coupe now feature comfortably soft brandy-colored leather. Aesthetics are completed by contrasting cords and double seams.
Of course, there are many options for customizing the XK coupe’s interiors, made possible by 100 different colors in either leather or Alcantara material. STARTECH’s upholstery shop even allows for requests for specific colors.
The XK coupe rolls out of the Jaguar manufacturing facilities with precious-wood and aluminum trim. STARTECH’s customizations replace those with bamboo wood trim.
Not only did they replace the trim, they also made sure that the new one jives in with the color of the leather material used in the seats. Carbon-fiber trim is also an option as well. This simply means that there is a wide range of customizations available for the interiors of the XK coupe in STARTECH’s line of after-market products.