The reputation of S-TEC, a company of Magna, as an aftermarket expert has clearly spread all the way to Hollywood. As a case in point, Arnold Schwarzenegger, movie star and former governor of California, was received as a guest in the Offroad Competence Center in Albersdorf several times in recent months. His frequent visits were motivated by his recent acquisition of a Pinzgauer 6x6 718 K, which S-TEC then upgraded according to the exacting requests and taste of the Hollywood star.
left to right: Franz Braunstein (Management Workshop & used car center), Thomas Tatzl (repr. General Manager), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Martin Neunteufel (General Manager), Katharina Schibich (Coordinator Marketing Offroad)
S-TEC was contracted to modify the vehicle and succeeded not only in increasing the rated power to 180HP / 132KW, but also dramatically reduced the fuel consumption and the environmental impact compared to the original engine. Ever since his election as governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger has been a tireless proponent of renewable energies and electric mobility.
During his numerous stays in Albersdorf, the "Terminator" convinced himself personally of the progress made on the conversion in the S-TEC specialist workshop, putting the Pinzgauer through its paces and subjecting it to several test drives. He was thrilled and totally convinced by both the S-TEC service and his new vehicle.
"Arnie" is also a great fan of another famous off-roader - the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, produced by Magna Steyr in Graz. The “Terminator” has been driving the popular off-road icon in America for decades and attended the world premiere of the new model at the Detroit Motor Show last year.
We congratulate Arnold Schwarzenegger on his new vehicle and wish him lots of fun off the road!
About the Pinzgauer 6x6 718 K:
The Steyr-Puch Pinzgauer was developed as a successor to the Steyr-Puch Haflinger and is a SUV for heaviest terrain. It is offered in versions with two or three on-the-fly hydraulic differential locks (4×4/6×6).
The Pinzgauer 6x6 718 K was used by the Austrian Armed Forces (ÖBH) and constantly provided reliable service. S-TEC as a specialist workshop and spare parts supplier for Puch G/Pinzgauer/Haflinger bought some old vehicles of this type with the intention to upgrade them.
Basic specifications of the Pinzgauer 6x6 718 K:
- 112 HP / 82KW
- Part-time all wheel drive
- 100% differential lock on front and rear axle
- Maximum speed 115km/h
If you are interested in an upgraded Pinzgauer, please contact the S-TEC specialist workshop.
S-Tec Service Technologies is an international aftermarket expert with a broad vehicle spare parts portfolio, a reputation for reliable sales and a service level on a par with OEMs. As a joint venture of Magna, it operates globally as a sales and service partner in the motor vehicle spare parts segment.