Defender specialist, Twisted Automotive, has lifted the covers off 16 vehicles that have been barn stored since coming off the production line six years ago.
Sixteen factory-fresh classic Land Rover Defender 110s are now available to buy. The vehicles have less than 30 miles on the clock. There is just one Utility Wagon and one Station Wagon available in each colour, all based on the original XS spec (the highest Land Rover Defender spec at the time).
By opening its barn doors, Twisted Automotive is inviting people to reserve the last of a generation, never to be replaced.
In 2015, Charles Fawcett, founder and Managing Director of Twisted Automotive, ordered over 200 Land Rover Defenders.
He explained, “I went to the Defender production line at Solihull to meet the men and women building the vehicles. These sixteen 110s were hand-picked for their chassis numbers and build dates. They were all registered in 2016 – after production ceased – identifying them among the last off the line and, arguably, more collectable. They’re special, and when twisted, each one is the only one. Hence the limited run is called One of One.”
He added, “All of the 16 will be Twisted, but exactly how depends on the lifestyle and tastes of the customer. The Twisted way isn’t to tell people what their Defender should be; it’s to work with them to create a Defender that’s the best fit for them.”
Customers can choose their powertrain. The two options are the TVS 2.3L 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol (308BHP and 350Lb/Ft torque) or TTD 2.2 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel (174BHP and 310Lb/Ft torque).
Build slots are open for delivery in 2023 – 40 years after the launch of the original One Ten.
Twisted’s One of One Defenders are available to reserve, starting from £135,000 + VAT for the 2.2 TTD Utility Wagon in the UK.
When launched, two engine choices were available on the One Ten: a petrol and diesel 2.3-litre.
Twisted is offering a choice of powertrain.
2.3L 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol
308BHP and 350Lb/Ft torque
Six-speed manual gearbox
Twin scroll turbocharger
Forged steel crankshaft and conrods
2.2 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel
174BHP and 310Lb/Ft torque
Six-speed manual gearbox
ECU upgrade with performance air filter
Full stainless exhaust system from DPF back
Suspension is replaced with Twisted’s progressive system which incorporates dual rate springs, custom damped shock absorbers and upgraded anti-roll bars. The brakes are replaced with performance six pot fronts and four pot rears. The entire chassis is coated.
The most noticeable additions are the Twisted Classic 18” alloy wheels available in different colours and shod in BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres. Look a little closer and you begin to notice the raft of billet items and Twisted’s stage one front end conversion. This is further enhanced with Lazer daytime running and driving light front bumper and a purposeful steering guard.
Along with LED lighting all around, wing mirrors are colour coded. The sidestep tops are finished in black.
The crossmember is painted to lengthen its lifespan, with the towing electrics integrated. Finally, a full-width tubular step bumper is added as the perfect footrest for changing muddy boots.
Twisted’s One of One is stripped out, panels are re-aligned and the vehicle is made thoroughly watertight. Once completed, Twisted’s dual-layer soundproofing is fitted and premium black carpet is installed over the top.
The seats and key touch points around the car are trimmed in the customer’s choice of leather and stitch colour. Twisted’s classic leather-trimmed steering wheel makes the driving experience more engaging.
Entertainment hasn’t been forgotten. Twisted’s double din media system with Apple CarPlay, DAB radio and reversing camera means your driving playlist is never more than a touch away. This is further enhanced with an eight-channel premium audio system that offers crystal clear sound quality, whatever the volume.
The load space gets twisted too, with Utility models getting custom-trimmed Alston Techno-Suede side panels and Station Wagons getting matched leather trim lock-and-fold seats.
Twisted’s One of One Defender is both a celebration of the launch of the One Ten and a nod to the progression that was made by moving from the Series models. Passenger comfort was considered, along with driving enjoyment and practicality – things Twisted prides itself on 40 years later.
Utility Wagon (5-seater):
2.2 TTD from £135,000.00 + VAT
TVS from £174,500.00 + VAT
Station Wagon (7-seater):
2.2 TTD from £145,000.00 + VAT
TVS from £184,500.00 + VAT
*Article Source https://www.twistedautomotive.com