The “most extreme Bentley” just became a one-of-a-kind beast, thanks to the guys at MC Customs who hooked up MLB pitcher Carlos Silva’s sick Continental Supersports. With a new custom beauty in his garage, we spoke to Silva to get his thoughts on his new ride and to find out what else the car lover has in his fleet.
How long have you been working with Jhulio Tadeo and MC Customs, and why do you keep going back to them?
About seven years now. The reason is simple—they are the best! They take care of their customers, and love the cars and the customizations as if they were their own. They also put hard work and heart into each creation! They are very talented and great to work with, which is why I keep going back to them with all my cars.
What made you want to get the white Bentley Continental Supersports?
I never was a big fan of Bentley, but what impressed me the most was the design, its interior, and that it’s the fastest Bentley ever made. So in buying one, I knew it would be a project that would take a lot of customization to make it a car that I love. I chose white because I like the combination of black and white—and matte white is just sick!
“I never was a big fan of Bentley, but what impressed me the most was the design, its interior, and that it’s the fastest Bentley ever made.”
What did you specifically want MC Customs to do to your Bentley? Why didn’t you want to keep it stock and just add wheels to it?
None of my cars are kept stock. They all have to stand out and be different. I wanted something no one had; something you couldn't buy in a store or pick out of a magazine. I told Jhulio I was going to forget I even owned a Bentley, let them do their thing, and to let me know when it was ready. Now I have the only Bentley that looks like this, and that's what I like—to be the only one!
Why did you pick that particular Savini wheels style?
Jhulio gave me the website, and as soon as I saw those wheels, I knew those were the ones for my car. That carbon lip set it off, and that twist matches the design of the Bentley just right. I believe they were the perfect match for the car.
When you got it back, what were your first impressions?
I was a little shocked! I had seen the process of the car being built, but never knew what the results would be, so I was excited and impressed. It was something I had never seen before in my life!
Did it live up to what you thought it would look like?
Definitely more than I expected—never thought it would turn out this nice.
What’s your favorite part about the customizations done to it, and why?
I love everything about the car, so it’s hard to pick just one thing. The car is just sick! It’s unique and no one has it, what’s not to love about it? But one thing I kept insisting on was that I wanted “My Sexy Baby” somewhere in the car to be dedicated to my wife. It was really important to me that it was incorporated into the build, so the fact that MC made that happen was very pleasing! [My Sexy Baby is displayed along either side of the rear trim panel of the vehicle].
Is the Supersports done in terms of customizing, or are there still things you want to add?
Jhulio is taking the car back to add some more details to it, but I don’t know what it is yet. But he says he wants to make it SEMA-ready. I also requested a radar detector; I definitely need that!
On what occasions do you drive the Bentley?
It’s definitely not an everyday driver. I use it when I go back and forth from the stadium.
How fast have you gone in it?
Only up to 150 mph. I have kids and a wife so I can’t go that fast.
Do you consider yourself a more chill driver or a speed demon, and why?
I wouldn't say a speed demon, but my wife would beg to differ. Chill driver? Come on, why would I be interested in the fastest Bentley around?
What does your garage consist of, and where do you keep them all?
Home is Minnesota and Venezuela. My list of cars that I have right now includes:
• 2008 Mercedes S65 AMG Biturbo
• 2010 Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series
• 2008 Brabus Widestar
• 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Novitec Rosso
• 2011 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition
• 2010 Bentley Continental Supersports custom
• Shelby Mustang “Eleanor” from the movie Gone in 60 Seconds
• 2009 Ford Harley-Davidson custom monster truck
• A custom snow mobile trailer MC Customs built for me
• Dodge Ram SRT-10 truck that’s in Venezuela
• Infiniti G35 Ichiro Suzuki special edition
What other cars are you planning to add to your garage soon?
We are currently building a ‘68 custom Camaro, but I’m thinking about a Ghost or Phantom…whatever Jhulio tells me to get [laughs]. The new Lambo Aventador is looking good right now.
You’re obviously a huge car fan, but where did this passion come from?
Since I was 12, when my brother Luis and I became interested in cars. My dad had an ’82 Malibu, and we always spent time with him fixing it up. We never had the money for new cars, so we spent our time reading about them and admiring them in magazines.
What are some of the top tunes you like to play when driving?
Definitely anything reggaeton!