And it looks seriously slick.
1016 Industries are responsible for creating some of the finest aftermarket carbon fiber body kits for supercars and even high-performance wagons, but now the tuning firm has turned its attention to the new Range Rover. The company claims this is the first-ever carbon fiber kit for the latest iteration of the British SUV and has used composite printing processes to achieve this.
Two distinct designs - widebody and narrow-body kits - are available, and 1016 Industries says both will fit any trim level of the Range Rover. The widebody kit comprises a front lip and bumper insert, side skirts, fender arches, a rear diffuser (with tips), and a roof spoiler.
Customers can choose from three finishes. Paintable FRP ($28,500), Twill Carbon Fiber ($35,000), and Forged Carbon Fiber ($40,000).
If that's too rich for your blood, the narrow-body kit, which receives everything but the fender arches, is less expensive. The Paintable FRP version retails for $21,000, while the carbon fiber options command slightly more. Request a twill or forged finish, and you're looking at $25,790 and $29,500, respectively.
There's no denying that's a lot of cash (the cheapest option costs as much as a new Corolla) but for most Range Rover drivers, it's worth every penny. The fifth-generation Range Rover is one of the finest luxury SUVs money can buy, which has made it a relatively common sight in well-to-do areas.
If you want to stand out from the crowd, the 1016 Industries body kit could be the way to go - it's certainly more attractive than Mansory's take on a custom Rangie.
Customers can also fit their Range Rovers with 'Hood Spikes.' Again, the price depends on the finish; paintable FRP ($2,295), Twill Carbon Fiber ($2,995), and Forged Carbon Fiber ($3,595) are the available options.
Style is subjective, but we must admit that the 1016 Industries body kit looks great. The overall look is purposeful and menacing without looking vulgar, cheap, or tacky. The front bumper features a split lower grille design that lends the front fascia a sporty persona. This is helped by the tasteful side skirts and rear bumper, which pair beautifully with the extended arches on the widebody kit.
If you purchase a base model SE at $106,500 and fit the body kit, the total price rises to $150,095 - and that's before you've added any options.
"The Range Rover program is our most thoroughly engineered kit to date - a true testament to the success and efficiency of our production and development partners," said 1016 Industries CEO Peter Northrop.
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