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Official: Startech Range Rover
Startech released the Startech Range Rover today, due to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2013. Startech are a company in the Brabus Group. They offer a sporty-elegant design program and custom-tailored Startech 22-inch wheels for the Range Rover in two different designs. In addition, the product portfolio of attractive options also includes a ride-height lowering by about 30 millimeters, engine tuning, a sport exhaust system with electronic sound management and custom interior options and a warranty of three years or 100,000 kilometers
The Startech Range Rover features components manufactured from flexible high-grade PUR Rim plastics to series-production quality standards. The front fascia replaces the production bumper in its entirety giving the SUV a more dynamic front. Its then integrated with a spoiler that reduces lift on the front axle at high speeds, thus optimizing directional stability.
Safety is enhanced with the Startech lighting system. Depending on the national certification requirements in the respective country, the Startech front element is either fitted with integrated LED daytime running lights or with LED position lights featuring an identical design. The new front fascia also houses the smallest LED fog lights currently on the market.
There is a new rear bumper designed to replace the production part in its entirety with an integrated diffuser shaped to ensure that it doesn’t impede the function of the electric trailer hitch that many Range Rover models are equipped with. Next is the exhaust embellishers, harmoniously integrated into the lines of the bodywork combined either with the production exhaust or with the Startech stainless-steel sport exhaust system.
The Startech engineers also developed a high-tech variant of the exhaust system for the English 4×4. The gear selection wheel in the cockpit allows the driver to alter the exhaust note. In quiet whisper mode even the most powerful supercharged version of the Range Rover is decidedly unobtrusive. The exhilarating sound of the supercharged eight-cylinder comes to life when the sound management selector is set to “Sport” mode.
The Startech Range Rover sits on 22-inch alloys offered in designs such as Monostar IV wheel with five spokes in an attractive color combination of gray and polished surfaces and the STARTECH Monostar R design with a striking combination of high-sheen flange and black-painted wheel spider. The five wheel spokes have polished contours. Both size 10Jx22 wheels are mounted with high-performance tires in size 295/35 R 22 front and back.
The Startech Range Rover utilizes an air suspension system with settings for on-road which permit a ride-height lowering of about 30 millimeters. The lowered center of gravity makes vehicle handling even safer and more agile. When stationary or in off-road mode, the vehicle remains at the production ride height.
Startech developed the SD 30S performance upgrade for the new 3.0-liter LR-TDV6 Diesel engine equipped with two turbochargers. This tuning kit consists of a computer-controlled auxiliary control module. It feature plug-and-play design, model-specific wire harnesses and detailed installation instructions hence it can be installed by any authorized Range Rover dealer in less than an hour.
The newly calibrated mapping and a moderate increase in boost pressure bump the rated power output of the diesel engine from standard 190 kW / 258 hp to 221 kW / 300 hp at 4,000 rpm. Even more significant for day-to-day operations is the increase in peak torque from standard 600 Nm to 685 Nm, available from a low 1,950 rpm.
The new performance figures of the Startech Range Rover and in conjunction with the eight-speed automatic transmission include a 7.3 seconds sprint time from 0-100km/h a drop from 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 220km/h an increase from 209km/h. The STARTECH power upgrade for the 4.4-liter V8 Turbodiesel is in the final stages of development.
The interior was not compromised as it was meticulously crafted by hand in the company upholstery shop, created from the finest leather and Alcantara to customer preferences. The seat surfaces of the car on display at the Geneva Motor 2013 Show feature a combination of top-stitched black and red leather while the headliner is made from supple Alcantara.
The electrically folding tables that attach to the backs of the front seats with the help of custom-tailored consoles unique design for the Startech Range Rover. The table tops are available in various versions made from fine wood, carbon fibers or wrapped in leather. It has an extensive use of wood and carbon-fiber trim.
The Startech Range Rover on display in Geneva boasts a particularly sporty center-console styling: the Startech interior designers upgrade the surface of the console with a custom-tailored carbon-fiber inlay. The trunk of the Range Rover was refined with a wood floor sporting a classy yachting design for added contrast.
Startech also offers exclusive accessories for the interior such as stainless-steel scuff plates with backlit Startech logo, aluminum pedals and foot rest as well as high-quality floor mats with color-coordinated or contrasting leather edging.