Wednesday, 15 February 2012 4:05 PM
There will be just 25 of these very special Limited Edition Land Rover Defenders made. Customised by London-based bespoke coachbuilder Prindiville Design with the help of Lincolnshire-based Alive Tuning, these super-exclusive off-roaders will have some cool new features. Upgrades include boosted power, improved cooling and suspension upgrades, all for the price of £52,000.
Four different power upgrades are on offer, increasing the output of the 2.4-litre TDi powerplant from 122bhp to 190bhp with 339lb-ft of torque. This is mated to a dual-range six-speed transmission which can be further upgraded to an automatic or tiptronic gearbox. Other upgrades include a high flow intercooler, silicone hoses and a beefier turbocharger, conspiring to achieve a 0-60mph sprint of 10 seconds. Standard features include deep-dish 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, a high performance braking system and custom-designed suspension springs.
But what we really love in a world where four-wheel drive vehicles are starting to look more curvaceous and less rugged with every new design, this Defender still looks like a Defender. The robust, boxy lines are unashamedly still there - for all its bells and whistles, it still looks like a car that's not afraid to get its feet wet.
If you're one of the lucky 25 customers, you'll get to choose from a bespoke paint scheme in a matt or metallic finish, there's a rear Prindiville signature badge, titanium high performance sports exhaust, chrome side protection runners, LED front and rear lights, ribbed undershield, front and rear parking sensors and cameras. There's a full Italian leather interior inside, hand-stitched Cobra sports seats, a numbered plate so you can be certain it's a special edition, and again, the owners can choose their colour scheme.
Soundproofed to high heaven, it comes with all the luxuries you'd expect in a top-range off-roader - built-in LCD television, access to wireless Internet, a DVD player, satellite navigation, 360-degree external vision, surround sound from four speakers, and connectivity to any mobile handset or MP3 device via Bluetooth. But, funky kit aside, we just like it because it looks the part.
By Georgia Lewis
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