10 more restomodded Land Rover Defenders
Crikey, everyone’s at it these days aren’t they? Keep track here
Himalaya Summit Series
Not a cheap waterproof coat as the name would suggest, the Himalaya Summit Series is a 650bhp LT4 V8-engined Defender. Costs between $250,000 and $300,000.
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As you’ll see later in this gallery, V8-engined restomod Defenders are becoming quite commonplace. Yorkshire-based Twisted Automotive will of course sell you one of those, but it also makes the NAS-E – a US-only EV Defender that costs $185,000. There’s also a NAS-E Plus with 320bhp. Nice.
Leeds-based Overfinch is well known for its rather brash Range Rover modifications, so it should come as no surprise that they once made a one-off soft-top Defender with a 450bhp Chevrolet-sourced LS3 V8 under the bonnet.Advertisement - Page continues below
Himalaya 'Spectre' 110 Crew Cab
Ah, it’s Himalaya again. This time though it’s their Spectre-spec Bond villain Defender. Pretty cool, right?
Land Rover Defender Works V8
Why let the tuners have all the fun when you can make a hefty profit by doing it yourself? That was Land Rover’s thought when it started retrofitting old Defenders with 5.0-litre Jaguar V8s that made 400bhp and 380lb ft of torque. Each one cost £150,000.
Arkonik Defender V8
Arkonik is another one of those companies who’ll do just about anything to any era (or body style) of Defender, so long as you bring along a big enough cheque.
This is their LS3-engined 110, and we rather like it…
Zero Labs Electric Series III
Aha – another Defender EV. Zero Labs started out making lovely Ford Broncos, and then moved on to lovely Series III Land Rovers. Buyers can spec either an 85 or 100kWh battery that’s good for up to 235 miles of range, and an e-motor with up to 600bhp.Advertisement - Page continues below
Khan Flying Huntsman 110 6x6 Double Cab Pickup Soft-Top
Of course we were going to get to Khan at some point. The snappily-named Flying Huntsman 110 6x6 Double Cab Pickup Soft-Top is an amalgamation of all the company’s Defender options. We don’t even know what else to say – just look at it.
Arkonik Gryphon D110
Didn’t we say Arkonik would do pretty much anything to your Defender? The Gryphon D110 is a proper off-roading restomod. Not often we see that, is it?Advertisement - Page continues below
Ares Design Defender
Last but not least is Dany Bahar’s modified Defender. Fifty-three of these things were supposed to be built at a cost of €215,000 each, and obviously there’s a V8 under the bonnet…