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Startech Builds Wild Range Rover Pickup for Shanghai

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/15/2015 Karla Sanchez

Brabus-owned tuning company Startech is making a name for itself at the Shanghai auto show by showing off a chopped up Range Rover pickup. Yes, you read that right. A Range Rover pickup.

Startech started its one-of-kind creation by chopping off the rear portion of the SUV’s roof panel and replacing it with a new rear bulkhead with tinted and heated glass behind the rear seats. The tuner then developed chunkier C-pillars that slope down into the truck bed, which conveniently has a lined cargo area. The bed is 3.6 feet long with the tailgate closed, but when open, it grows an extra 2 feet. Even though Startech cut a good portion of the Range Rover’s roof, it managed to keep the panoramic sunroof intact, and like the SUV, the pickup also has a floating roof spoiler that supposedly helps turbulence at high speeds. MotorTrend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image

Aside from the truck bed, the special Range Rover stands apart with a number of other modifications. The Rangie was fitted with 3-inch-wider fender flares, which make room for larger 23-inch wheels. The rear bumper also has integrated LED lights and “the smallest LED front fog lamps currently available on the market.” The SUV-turned-pickup is also equipped with an integrated rear spoiler and tons of carbon fiber. The C-pillars are decorated in carbon fiber, while vents are tacked onto the front doors and the rear diffuser.

The Startech treatment decorates the interior with “especially breathable black leather” accented with contrast red stitching. The leather is also diamond-quilted for an extra-premium feel, and the headliner is swathed in Alcantara. More carbon fiber bits top off the look. Turning the SUV into a pickup didn’t compromise passenger space either, as Startech says five are still able to fit comfortably inside. Nothing changes underneath the hood, which means the 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 still cranks out 526 hp.

Get a closer look at the Range Rover pickup in the photos below.

Startech Builds Wild Range Rover Pickup for Shanghai

Source: Brabus

Startech Pickup Based On Range Rover Front End© Provided by MotorTrend Startech Pickup Based On Range Rover Front End
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