2015 Twisted Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Automatic
The "Singer of Defender", this is the newest old Land Rover Defender you can buy. One built in Yorkshire by world-renowned Defender specialists, Twisted. Available in both two-door ‘90’ or four-door ‘110’ spec, it’s a properly-engineered luxo twist on the British classic. It’s also equipped with plenty of good things, including a hulking great 430bhp petrol V8, plenty of plushness. Most importantly, it is the only one here in Hong Kong!
Twisted NA-V8 is not your ordinary Land Rover Defender 110, under its familiar shape is a GM-sourced 6.2-litre naturally aspirated LS3 from a Corvette with 430bhp and 424lb ft of torque, a strengthened driveline, a fully revised suspension, and upgraded brakes. Inside is a completely refurbished interior that includes heated and cooled Recaro seats, a touchscreen infotainment and nav system, and a bespoke eight-channel audio setup.
Twisted is a British company that's been selling highly specified high-performance Defenders under the Twisted brand for more than 20 years. Unlike other restomod cars, Twisted’s Defenders are delivery mileage cars from the factory. Being an industrious and forward-thinking type, Twisted’s founder Charles Fawcett placed an order for 240 new Defenders back in 2015. It plans to sell these as individually numbered cars, so they are indeed limited editions.
Suspension upgrades include Bilstein shocks with custom valving, plus Eibach springs. The Defender's trademark long wheel travel has been retained to ensure off-road capability, but Twisted engineers say on-road understeer has been dramatically reduced. High-performance Alcon disc brakes, with six-piston calipers up front and four-piston units at the rear, have also been fitted.
In addition to the interior upgrades mentioned above, the Twisted NA-V8 comes with high-quality leather trim, a custom center console, new switchgear, and an enhanced soundproofing and insulation package. The standard equipment list also includes cruise control, power windows, parking and blind-spot sensors, and front- and rear-facing cameras with wide angle views.