BIL­STEIN

Clas­sic Ford pays a visit to sus­pen­sion in­no­va­tors, BIL­STEIN at their UKTech­ni­cal Cen­tre.

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B ILSTEIN is a name syn­ony­mous with clas­sic Ford tun­ing, so we headed to Le­ices­ter to meet up with their UK Af­ter­mar­ket Man­ager, Aaron Quil­ter. Hav­ing been at the UK com­pany from its early be­gin­nings in 2000, Aaron is very proud to be what is known at the com­pany in­ter­nally, as a ‘BILSTEINer’. You only need take a swift glance at the place to see why he has ev­ery right to be more than sat­is­fied with his cho­sen work­ing environment. BIL­STEIN UK is like a mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion.

So, how has BIL­STEIN built one of the most recog­nis­able brands in the Clas­sic Ford and mo­tor­sports world? Back in 1961 BIL­STEIN en­tered in to motorsport and this has played an im­por­tant part in the driv­ing dy­nam­ics of to­day’s road go­ing cars. Why? We’ll al­low St­ef­fen Zacharias, BIL­STEIN’s Di­rec­tor of Motorsport, to ex­plain. “For nearly 50 years, the Nür­bur­gring and its Nord­schleife in par­tic­u­lar has been one of the most im­por­tant tracks for BIL­STEIN’s shock ab­sorber de­vel­op­ment,” reveals St­ef­fen. “The level of var­ied de­mands a sus­pen­sion sys­tem has to cope with, can, quite sim­ply, be found at no other cir­cuit. The Nür­bur­gring Nord­schleife rep­re­sents the op­ti­mum race­track for BIL­STEIN to demon­strate our com­pe­tence in the shock-ab­sorber de­vel­op­ment area.”

It’s this pur­suit of ab­so­lute ex­cel­lence that fil­ters down through ev­ery­thing that the com­pany does. Let’s get the low­down on BIL­STEIN’s most pop­u­lar prod­uct lines.

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