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Startech Land Rover Defender Sixty8

Startech Land Rover Defender Sixty8

Highlights

Power is provided by a relativity small 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine that develops only 122 PS (90 kW) and but has a good amount 360 Nm (265 lb-ft) of torque.  It is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and a permanent all-wheel drive system.  This setup enables the Startech Land Rover Defender Sixty8 to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 15.8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 145 km/h (90 mph).

Press Release

The exclusive limited special model as a farewell

to the legendary off-road icon Land Rover Defender

STARTECH SIXTY8: as a farewell to the legendary off-road icon Land Rover

Defender after a 68-year production run, STARTECH presents an exclusive

special model in a limited edition of just 68 vehicles worldwide.

From the outside, the off-roader that sports a paintjob combining a “Corris

Grey Metallic” body with a roof painted in contrasting “Santorini Black”

impresses with its STARTECH Series 3.1 vintage design appearance package.

An aluminum underride guard with SIXTY8 logo, STARTECH Monostar D

18-inch alloys and tinted panoramic glazing for all rear windows.

The interior of SIXTY8 was customized to the same extent: the STARTECH

upholstery shop created an exclusive “Tan Light Brown” and “Ebony Black”

all-leather interior with ergonomic sports seats and diamond quilting. The

equipment features also include an ALPINE multimedia system with 3D

navigation and backup camera.

The powertrain of the STARTECH SIXTY8 combines a 2.2-liter turbodiesel

`engine rated at 90 kW / 122 HP and producing a peak torque of 360 Nm, a sixspeed

manual gearbox with additional off-road reduction gear and permanent

all-wheel drive with inter-axle differential lock.

The STARTECH SIXTY8 has an MSRP of EUR 67,990 for the five-seater and

EUR 69,900 for the seven-seater vehicle (all prices including 19% VAT).

Since the first Land Rover was unveiled at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948, it has been

considered the iconic father of cross-country vehicles. The production run of the final

Defender edition is about to come to an end, an occasion that STARTECH commemorates

with an exclusive special model. The STARTECH SIXTY8 is based on the Land Rover

Defender 110 Station Wagon – either on the five-seater or seven-seater variant – and comes

in a limited edition of just 68 vehicles.

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The limited edition sets itself apart from the rest on account of its “Corris Grey Metallic” body,

contrasting ”Santorini Black” roof and its SIXTY8 badges. The STARTECH Series 3.1

appearance package lends the Defender an exciting vintage look reflecting the style of the

unforgotten Land Rover Series 3 built between 1971 and 1984.

To this end, the STARTECH designers sculpted a new front, which transfers the design

idiom of the classic model with the unmistakable shape of its radiator grille to modern times.

The black painted radiator grille, bumper and air intakes in the front fenders as well as a

robust aluminum underride guard with laser-engraved SIXTY8 logo lend the Land Rover an

even more distinctive face.

Of course, drivers of the special model can rely on state-of-the-art lighting technology: the

STARTECH Series 3.1 front component is equipped with two round LED main headlights,

which make even nighttime expeditions far away from civilization a safe affair. All other

exterior lighting equipment features the same state-of-the-art LED technology.

In addition, STARTECH equips the Defender with precise-fit extensions for the production

fender flares and fits black running boards with corrugated metal steps. As another special

feature, the Defender sports tinted panoramic glazing in the rear to protect the rear

passengers and the cargo bay from prying eyes.

The likewise black painted STARTECH Monostar D alloys also offer unadulterated vintage

design. They styling echoes that of the classic heavy-duty steel rims of the Land Rover

models. Nonetheless, they offer all advantages of modern wheel technology. The wheels of

size 8.5Jx18 are mounted with BF Goodrich All-Terrain A/T off-road tires of size 265/65 R 18.

The interior welcomes driver and passengers with a luxurious ambiance created in the

STARTECH company upholstery shop. In the case of the SIXTY8 special model, the

upholstery was crafted with utmost precision and stunning workmanship from especially soft

and breathable “Tan Light Brown” and “Ebony Black” leather. The hallmark STARTECH

diamond quilting of the leather with black contrasting seams adds elegant highlights. The

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headliner and the sun visors are covered with fine black Alcantara.

Comfortable sports front seats with armrests specifically designed for this purpose provide

perfect support even in rough terrain. Of course, the seats are equipped with seat heating

and their longer seat consoles let even tall occupants find their perfect seating position. A

glove box stylishly integrated into the dashboard and the classy interior trim of the liftgate are

additional standout features.

A STARTECH sports steering wheel, stainless-steel scuff plates and aluminum components

such as shift knob, emergency brake lever and pedals with SIXTY8 logo add sporty

highlights in the interior.

A special center stack with SIXTY8 Limited Edition badge not only catches the eye in the

cockpit, but also offers space for a double-DIN multimedia system from ALPINE with 4 x 50

watts of power. It features a DVD drive, SD card slot, USB port and Bluetooth technology for

playing back music or movies. What’s more: the 6.1-inch touch screen also displays the

image of the 3D navigation system and automatically switches to the backup camera when

reverse gear is engaged.

The STARTECH SIXTY8 powered by a 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine rated at 90 kW / 122 HP

and producing a peak torque of 360 Nm at a low 2,000 rpm accelerates to 100 km/h in 15.8

seconds and reaches a top speed of 145 km/h. The special model is available exclusively

from STARTECH or any authorized STARTECH dealer worldwide. Orders are being

accepted now. Deliveries will start in September 2015.

Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and efficiency class:

STARTECH SIXTY8 based on the Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon: city 13.6 – 11.7

l/100 km, highway 9.7 – 9.4 l/100 km, combined: 11.1 – 10.2 l/100 km. CO2 emissions,

combined: 295 – 269 g/km, efficiency class G.

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