The love of British cars – that’s probably the closest thing with which one connects the tuning brand Startech. While Brabus is focused exclusively on vehicles of Mercedes-Benz, their label Startech was founded more than 15 years ago to expand the product portfolio, but at the same time not to dilute the reputation and name of Brabus. Originally, this division was responsible for modifying Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep when these brands belonged to the DaimlerChrysler Group. Meanwhile, they concentrate on cars from Maserati, Bentley, Land Rover, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Tesla, all custom built to their customers specifications.
In Geneva, Startech presented their latest creation. Snow white – or rather mother-of-pearl – almost innocent and inconspicious, it stood on the stand, his mink inside. Only on closer examination a small logo was visible on the side of the vehicle: Powered by Brabus. And here it will probably become a bit more interesting for some readers. Now that Aston Martin receives engines and technology from Mercedes-AMG, Brabus can also offer an engine upgrade package for the latest British athlete due to its many years of experience with vehicles from Stuttgart and Affalterbach. An additional engine control unit is mounted, which is integrated in the engine electronics. This controls the injection and the ignition. Next to that, the boost is increased moderately. With this power kit 600 hp are available, which allow you to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds and allow a topspeed of 320 kph (198.8 mph).
From the outside you almost can’t see the performance of this vehicle, as Startech only did some minor modifications. All formerly dark parts are now painted in body color and befitting the Startech Vantage stands on 21-inch alloy wheels. On the front bumper, two modified air intakes are installed, which should improve the brake ventilation. The rear diffuser is designed in carbon fiber.
Inside, depending on customer requests, plenty of leather and Alcantara are used. Both materials are available in a wide variety of colors. The prices for completely modified vehicles depend on individual requests.