Zai for Bentley- The handling of ‘Zai Supersport’ is smooth and responsive, dynamic and lively

Written By:
Photography by: Bentley
Zai Bentley Supersport skis in Action
Zai Bentley Supersport skis in Action Source Bentley
Image Gallery
Zai Bentley Supersport skis Zai Bentley Supersport skis in Action Zai Bentley Supersport Composite skis  in Action Zai Bentley Supersport skis in Action Zai Bentley Supersport Composite skis Bentley Continental Supersport
Bentley Continental Supersport Winter Driving

Bentley is proud to announce the launch of ‘one-of-a-kind’ zai for Bentley Supersport skis, handmade in Switzerland with collaboration from the Styling Studio in Crewe, the home of Bentley Motors.

 

The handmade skis, poles and ski bag have been designed exclusively for Bentley, with design input from Bentley’s own team. Most excitingly, unique and patented technology confirms the product range is truly ‘one-of-a-kind’. New materials deployed in the skis will be a world first.

 

The skis will be a limited edition of 250 numbered pairs. Zaiìra® is a novel composite material containing carbon fibres specially developed by zai in co-operation with a partner. Zaiìra® is used on the skis’ top layer in combination with natural rubber in the central part as well as carbon fabric in composition with chrome steel in the torsion part. Additionally, long carbon fibre Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites (LFRTP) are being used in the zai for Bentley Supersport skis.

 

The ski poles also demonstrate a new technology, ExoGrid®, used solely for the first time in the Bentley skis. A unique combination of the materials titan and carbon fabric reduces weight and guarantees high stability, and is currently used for golf shafts. The ski bag is also custom-designed and custom-manufactured by zai.

 

Zai was formed in 2004, based in the Swiss village of Disentis. The high-end manufacturer of ski products, helmets and goggles, with a focus on hand built craftsmanship and the use of unique materials and patented technology.

 

Zai launched the world’s first and only skis containing a stone core, “zai Spada”, followed by ‘Hublot All Black by zai’ skis featuring a natural rubber top layer.

In 2008-9, the company sold 900 pairs of skis (’09 season) and this year is expecting to sell 1,000 pairs. About 20 per cent of all sales are direct from the factory with a focus on offering a factory tour, after sales service and insight into the production process.

 

The zai for Bentley ski range will be a limited quantity only, numbered 1/250.

 

The skis will be priced as follows:$ 9,800 USD

The skis will be available to order in January 2010 and retailed via zai distributors.

 

 

Please contact Benedikt Germanier at zai for Bentley directly for information.

www.zaiforbentley.com

Comments

Bentley introduces new fragrance collection
Bentley introduces new fragrance collection

Bentley is delighted to announce the launch of its first luxury fragrance range for men, which brings together the two world-renowned brands of the master French crystal maker Lalique and the iconic British car company...

Bentley returns to Finland for Power On Ice 2013
Bentley returns to Finland for Power On Ice 2013

With an all-wheel-drive system that offers reassuring drivability in all conditions, the Bentley Continental GT is the perfect Grand Tourer ...

Bentley’s new performance flagship the Continental GT Speed
Bentley’s new performance flagship the Continental GT Speed

Bentley is releasing full technical details of its exciting new 205 mph (330 km/h) all-wheel drive performance flagship ahead of its official international show debut at the Moscow Motor Show ...

EuroCar News on youTube Follow eurocarnews on Twitter