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Startech, a sub-division of famous Mercedes tuning house Brabus, is showing off a custom Range Rover Evoque at this year’s Essen Motor Show. The project originally debuted at the Dubai International Motor Show earlier this month, and has now made its way over to Europe to Essen for its home crowd.
The tuning package from Startech is available for all three- and five-door models of the Evoque and was developed to make the crossover more capable on the road, rather than focusing on the Evoque’s somewhat non-existent off-road capabilities.
For aesthetics, Startech outfits the Evoque with a new front apron, roof wing and rear apron that sports a new rear diffuser and wickedly cool quad exhaust tips. Ride height is lowered by 1.2-inch thanks to a suspension kit while Startech offers a variety of 20- to 22-inch wheels with custom color combos for the client.
On the inside, Startech offers a plethora of custom interior modifications including a sport steering wheel, aluminum pedals, foot rest and shifter, leather upholstery and Alcantara headliner. Startech also announced that they’re working on more horsepower for the 2.0L SI4 powerplant first, and will develop a power kit for the diesel engine shortly thereafter.
For more information and to discuss the Range Rover Evoque, please visit our Range Rover Evoque Forum.
GALLERY: Startech Range Rover Evoque
While British-tuner Projet Kahn might be best-known for its wheel designs and aero packages for Land Rover models, the company also has a close working relationship with engine tuner Cosworth.
In the past Cosworth has worked on tweaking the powerplants in models like the Range Rover Sport and now they plan to expand their expertise to the new Evoque model.
Certain to be a wise move, with the Evoque projected to be a top seller for Land Rover, we’re particularly excited to see what this famed Formula 1 engine builder can do. It’s no secret that Cosworth knows its way around a turbo and anyone who’s ever watched Getaway in Stockholm knows just how capable a Cosworth-tuned Escort can be. No details have been released, but with the new Evoque powered by Ford’s 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged 4-cylinder, we’re expecting to be impressed.
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