A monster Range Rover pickup truck from Startech Customs
Pickup trucks have always amused the consumers with their body style, power and the utilities provided with them. Now, if you are given a pickup truck which is massive and could go where ever you go, would it bitter you? Obviously, you will go nuts! Madness is what Startech, a German tuner is created out of this Range Rover.
Part of the Brabus Group, Startech which unveiled the Range Rover Pickup Truck at the 2015 Shanghai auto show stated this being the most exclusive pickup truck in the world and the transformation “required designing and manufacturing no less than 100 bodywork components from aluminium, carbon fiber and steel” to bring this beast alive.
The so called monster Range Rover Pickup truck is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine with a little a bit of tweak from the stock, which produces 519HP. The truck is capable of achieving 0-100 km/h in a mere 5.3 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. That’s when you call it Monster Truck!
Not only the pickup truck carries immense power under the hood, it is also capable of the off-road and on-road tactics. The truck has received widebody kit consisting of carbon fiber parts, 23-inch forged wheels, flared wheel arches, rocker panels, restyled bumpers and a boot turned into a multi-purpose plastic-lined pickup bed measuring 1.1 meters in length and 600mm while the tailgate is opened, either be opened by push of a button in the cockpit or by a remote control.
At the interior also come few styling tweaks from the tuner giving the truck a mixture of fine leather upholstery with Alcantara and carbon-fiber elements and colour equally with the exterior. According to Carscoops website and the conversation, Startech describes “lines that are visually integrated into the original vehicle design in an equally striking and harmonious fashion,” we’d beg to differ. Well, at least it has the same mechanical rigidity as the donor vehicle.
A plus point for interested buyers out there is that Startech Pickup can be registered as a commercial vehicle in various markets, which makes the truck cheaper in price rather than importing it in its original luxury form, as the import duties and taxes can be avoided. Startech has not yet announced the price for the Range Rover Pickup Truck.
Startech is a Germany based tuner with expertise in personalization of Range Rover, Land Rover and Jaguar, with a manufactory in Bottrop. The styling components are all developed at the company’s design studio, from the sketching to CAD construction and modelling to testing in the wind tunnel is all done internally to perfection.