Range Rover by Startech

2013 Geneva Motor Show

The German tuner has introduced a styling and performance program for the 2013 Range Rover.

Brabussubsidiary Startech has revealed an aftermarket package for the new RangeRover, which its bringing to the Geneva Motor Show. The tunercreated an aero body kit made from flexible high-grade PUR-R-Rim plastics,including a new front bumper with integrated spoiler and LED DLRs aswell as the smallest LED fog lights on the market. At the rear a new bumperwith integrated diffuser houses exhaust "embellishers" that can be combined withthe SUV's production exhaust or Startech’s stainless-steel sportsexhaust system.

The British 4x4 gains new 22-inch alloys, Startech offering its five-spoke Monostar IV wheels finished in grey and Monostar R design finished in black. An adjustable suspension enables the Rover to drop by up to 30 mm, which Startech claims will improve handling. Performance has also been improved courtesy of a SD 30S upgrade for the 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel unit that boosts output from 258 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque to 300 hp and 505 lb-ft. The result is a new 0-62 time of 7.3 seconds, down from 7.9, while top speed jumps from 130 to 137 mph. A power upgrade for the 4.4-liter V8 Turbodiesel is currently in development.

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Startech also offers its customers bespoke interiors. The car coming to Geneva boasts top-stitched black and red leather seats, an Alcantara headliner, and electronically-folding tables attached to the backs of the front seats, available in fine wood, carbon-fiber or wrapped in leather, while the surface of the console sports a carbon-fiber inlay. As a final flourish, Startech added a yacht-inspired wood floor to the trunk of the Range Rover.