Noble funeral

Bottrop, July 27, 2015

For the fans of the Land Rover Defender so slowly creeps in the pain of parting. After 68 years, the veteran center is set at the turn of 2015/16 around. To alleviate the sorrow, the Brabus subsidiary Startech now a special Defender before, which is offered in a limited edition.

A true 68er

True to the motto Vienna " He was a beautiful corpse " of Landy is revamped properly Startech. Somewhat surprisingly, because originally to Startech care of the finishing of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep. But now comes the " Sixty8 ", an allusion to the 68-year-old production of the Defender and the 68 copies that you want to build from the special model.

Noble nostalgia

Externally is the Startech Landy on the retro card. This is ensured by a special styling package includes LED headlamps. It missed the car a look in the style of the " Series 3 " of the Defender, which was built from 1971 to 1984. In addition, an aluminum underbody protection, 18 - inch alloy wheels with 265er - all-terrain off-road tires and a paint finish in metallic gray and black.

More for Long

Inside there are soft leather in diamond quilting, Alcantara for the headliner and the sun visors, a sport steering wheel and aluminum shift knob and the handbrake. The view to the rear is the Defender traditionally rather poor, which is why Startech incorporates a multimedia system Alpine together a reversing camera. Connoisseurs of the series know that the riding position forward especially for long people is quite uncomfortable. For this reason, longer seat console to be installed. In addition, the furniture can be heated.

moderate performance

On the road with not much heat, because the drive can Startech untouched. So it remains at 122 hp from a 2.2 - liter diesel, which bring the terrain Dino in 15.8 seconds to 100 km / h, and allow a maximum of 145 km / h. But for fans Defender is anyway important that a four-wheel drive with center differential lock and an additional off-road ratio on board. From September 2015, the first copies of the " Sixty8 " to be delivered, the price is 67 990 euros for the five-seater and 69,900 euros for the seven-seater. Thus, the series price is approximately doubled . ( rh )