Like the look of the new Range Rover Velar, but think it should be even wider and lower? Well, the folks over at German tuner Startech believe they have the answer…
Set to go on display at the Geneva International Motor Show, the tweaked Velar boasts a full widebody conversion, along with fresh front and rear cladding. Interestingly, the company has also specially developed a set of extra-wide Startech Monostar M 22-inch alloys (wrapped in 295/35 R22 rubber, courtesy of Continental) for the project.
In addition, the ride-height has been dropped by a further 30 mm, with the firm’s 16-piece bodywork conversion kit adding 60 mm to the overall width of the Velar.
An optional “electronic sound generator” (yes, even for the four-pot diesel) ostensibly produces a “virtual” V8 petrol sound, which Startech says “thrills driver, passengers and the outside world alike without being annoyingly loud”.
Inside, various options will be offered, from accessories such as aluminium pedals to all-leather interiors “tailored to the customer’s individual preferences”.
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