In 2015, Germany’s Startech created the limited-edition Sixty8 as a unique homage vehicle with sporty aesthetic improvements to give the classic Land Rover Defender the send-off it deserved. Only 68 were made as a tribute to the Defender’s 68-year stay on the market. It quickly sold out and is now regarded as a collector’s item.
Six years later, Startech has fine-tuned the new Land Rover Defender, transforming it into a high-end urban SUV that serves as a spiritual successor to the Sixty8. While the 2017 Land Rover Defender is known for its off-road prowess, Startech’s stylish body package boosts the SUV’s on-road capabilities.
A three-piece front spoiler has been added to the front bumper, and new side sills have been added to lessen the SUV’s front-axle rise at high speeds. A discreet roof-mounted rear spoiler has also been installed by Startech. In place of the mounted spare wheel, a custom cover with a Union Jack image has been added to the back door, giving the SUV a more sophisticated appearance.
All of the factory black or silver bodywork components may be painted to match or contrast with the rest of the vehicle.
When the Defender is in on-road mode, the control module from Startech lowers the suspension by around an inch and a half to improve handling. The suspension reverts to its maximum ride height in off-road mode for better ground clearance when traversing terrain.
Startech may paint the conventional silver aluminum panels on the door trim, center console, and dashboard and add red, blue, or black anodized sets of bolts. Floormats with the Startech emblem, alloy pedals, and a footrest are among the accessories available. The Defender’s cabin may be customized with high-quality leather and Alcantara materials in a variety of colors, quilt patterns, and upholstery styles to make it more comfortable on the road.