Startech Turns Its Attention to Italy, Gives Maserati Levante a Sharp-Looking Kit

It’s the first time the tuning company has modified an Italian car

Brabus subsidiary Startech is known for its tuning projects based on British luxury cars from Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Range Rover.

However, the company is expanding its horizons at the Geneva Motor Show with a tuning package for the Maserati Levante luxury SUV. The customization program for the Italian SUV includes an aerodynamic kit that enhances the Levante's sporty appearance, tailor-made 21-inch wheels, as well as customizing options for the interior.

Designed for on road use, the tuning kit from Startech brings a series of bodywork components made from Pur-R-Rim (or from carbon fiber as an option). Accessories include new attachments for the front and rear bumpers that can replace the stock lower sections of the bumpers with little installation effort.

The front spoiler gives the Levante a more aggressive look, as does the integrated wing profile available in a naked carbon version. The latter part also serves to reduce lift on the front axle, improving handling stability at high speeds.

At the rear, the tuned Maserati Levante gets a similar attachment for the bumper as well as an integrated diffuser that can be had in naked carbon fiber. Later on, Startech will offer a sports exhaust with actively controlled flap for the twin-turbo V6 engine.

Other exterior tweaks include "C-Blades" for the standard roof spoiler that attach to the left and right side of the tailgate and serve to "calm the airflow." Tailor-made Monostar M wheels are also part of the package: 21-inch rims shod with 265/40 ZR 21 at the front and 295/35R 21 at the rear.

Inside, the Maserati Levante by Startech gets scuff plates with backlit Startech logo and aluminum pedals and footrest, as well as tailor-made carbon elements for the dashboard, center console, and door panels. Wood trim sets are also available to order in any desired color, grains, and surface finishes.

Sadly, no performance upgrades are available yet. Startech does plan to offer them soon for the twin-turbo V-6 gasoline engine and the six-cylinder turbo diesel engine, though.