Startech Releases a Commemorative Defender SIXTY8 in Only 68 Examples
Startech Land Rover Defender SIXTY8 is one-off tribute to the legendary off-roader. It is based on the Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon and will be produced in only 68 examples signifying the years the legendary Defender was into production. After a 68-year production run, the Defender will be no longer available, and for this reason the tuning company decided to release the exclusive model in a limited edition of just 68 vehicles globally.
The exterior look of this vehicle is very classy. Featuring "Corris Grey Metallic" body and contrasting roof in "Santorini Black", the car impresses with style and presence. In addition, Startech designers added in-house made Startech Series 3.1 vintage design appearance package.
What's featured in this package? The answer: abundant tweaks for the Defender, making it stronger and more handsome than ever. Starting with the aluminum underride guard with SIXTY8 logo, the STARTECH Monostar D and continuing to the 18-inch alloys and tinted panoramic glazing for the rear windows, and ending with the new front, which transfers the design philosophy of the classic model with the unmistakable shape of its radiator grille to contemporary times.
The grill was painted in black and so were the bumper and air intakes. Something very special here are the LED highlights and the already mentioned Monostar D alloys with vintage design. The 18-inch wheels are coupled with BF Goodrich All-Terrain A/T off-road tires of size 265/65 R 18.
SIXTY8 has an extremely beautiful interior as well. As you can see from the picture above it is upholstered in a combination of "Tan Light Brown" and "Ebony Black" leather, featuring diamond quilting. The sports seats are equipped with seat heating. The cabin also includes ALPINE multimedia system with 3D navigation and backup camera.
The details can be seen on the headliner and the sun visors for instance, since they are covered with fine black Alcantara. There is a glove box that is stylishly integrated into the dashboard, while the steering wheel, stainless-steel scuff plates and aluminum shift knob, emergency brake lever and pedals carry the SIXTY8 logo.
Interestingly enough, Startech did do some work on the powertrain. It packs a 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine rated at 122 hp (90 kW) and 360 Nm (266 lb-ft), a sixspeed manual gearbox with off-road reduction gear and permanent all-wheel drive. It accelerates the Defender to 100 km/h in 15.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 145 km/h.
Startech SIXTY8 can be ordered in five- or seven-seater variant with prices starting at EUR 67,990.