Jaguar Land Rover group has an interesting project planned for 2018. The company has found one of the three original pre-production prototypes 4×4 that made their debut at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948. The vehicle was apparently bought by someone in the 60s and when it was found, it was in such a dilapidated state that it took a team of experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic months poring over the archives to determine that it is indeed the long lost vehicle, the vehicle that started it all. As part of the group’s 70th anniversary in 2018, the group will embark on a year-long meticulous restoration progress to bring the 48’ prototype back to its former glory. Continue reading Land Rover Set To Restored The 70-Year-Old Original 4×4 Prototype
No self-respecting, true-blue Land Rover enthusiast with the financial muscle to flex should miss this beautifully restored 1974 Land Rover 109 Santana Especial from the garage of sport car maker, Lucra Cars. Originally, a barn find in Spain, this left-hand drive granddaddy of SUV is corrosion-free with no damage and by the virtue of it being used in a rural vineyard estate, you can be sure its condition was already pretty up there when it was found. It was given a full frame-off restoration nevertheless, which saw every part of this rare, four-door diesel-powered beauty being disassembled and restored to its original condition, and the chassis and axles powder-coated Continue reading Barn Find 1974 Land Rover 109 Beautifully Restored By Lucra Cars
Now that Land Rover have pulled the plug on Defender production, your only hope of getting one is a used variety. Used or not, Defender by itself is not cheap and that’s not to mention stretching it to its potential is not something you can do everyday. Which is kind of a shame because, Defender is pretty much the king of off-roading. Period. However, for ‘just’ $449.95, you can get yourself a scale replica, complete with radio control goodness lent to it by a 2.4 GHz 4-channel TQi radio. With this scale version, called, TRAXXAS 1/10 Scale TRX-4 R/C Land Rover Defender, you need not sleep in your garage to stare at it all day long. You can just ‘drive’ it around whenever, wherever – even in your living. But of course, this thing is like the real-deal; it likes the great outdoor. Continue reading TRAXXAS 1/10 R/C Land Rover Defender Because, Who Wouldn’t Want One?
Land Rover fans who are a tad eco-conscious can now look the marque’s 2018 Range Rover because, this luxury off-roader has now gone a teeny weeny bit greener – thanks to the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain made up of a longitudinally-mounted 300 PS (221 kW or about 295 HP) 2L four-pot Ingenium petrol engine and a 85 kW electric motor. According to the horse’s mouth, the total yield from the P400e PHEV is 404 PS (or 297 kW which works out to be 398 HP). Now, at this point, keen eye readers probably noted the discrepancy in numbers. Me too, but don’t ask me why, really. I spent the last five minutes brooding over this and I still don’t get it. Continue reading New Range Rover Is Not Just Luxurious, But It Is Silent Too
As Amazon plots the ambitious plan to have a drone mothership for its future delivery drones, the rest of the world, specifically the automobile industry, remains pretty much grounded and thinking of how best they could leverage on this drone technology in automobiles. The earliest we recall was the three-year old concept from Renault, but in recent months, there was a leap in exploration of this relationship between an automobile and a drone. Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations’ Project Hero is one of such endeavor to surface this month. Continue reading Red Cross Land Rover Has A Drone That Can Land Even Vehicle Is Moving
Land Rover, due to its asking price, is not for everyone. However, if you are fan, you will be glad to know that a new Land Rover has just join the family. Called Range Rover Velar, this off-road capable luxury SUV was unveiled at the Design Museum on March 01 – the first ever vehicle to be launched and display at this legendary museum. Clearly, Land Rover is taking this designed, engineered and manufactured in the U.K. Land Rover model very seriously. But it probably don’t need a lot of marketing to turn heads. Man, this thing here is an absolute beauty. Continue reading Land Rover Range Rover Velar Goes Official And It Is Gorgeous!
Think Mad Max kind of chaos and think parties. What comes to mind? Fire-spewing cannon, spiked-covered vehicle with bulldozer blade, and of course, armored vehicles, along with more sinister stuff like human-skin drums and trumpets fashioned out of human bones. The Red Bull “Armored” Event Vehicle you see here does not have fire-spewing cannon, neither is it covered in spikes nor does it has a bulldozer blade fitted, but its angular “armored” looks should nevertheless, make it more than appropriate for some ‘civilized’ post-apocalyptic parties – that’s if civilized is still an accepted behavior in any given post-apocalyptic scenario. Continue reading Red Bull Latest Event Vehicle Looks Set For Any Post-Apocalyptic Party
Now that the fate of Land Rover Defender is sealed, it gives fans of this iconic off-roader even more reason to retain their rides and even to acquire more. If you happens to be one of those huge fans, then you might be interested to know that another pre-Defender Land Rover is heading to the auction block. The vehicle in question is the 1983 Land Rover 110 V8 Country Station Wagon, which is a car believed to be a pre-production or a press car, was restored by “a revered classic body shop specialist” over the last ten years and it has, since restoration, travelled just 100 miles. The car is garb in Rolls-Royce Nutmeg Brown with old stock ‘County stripes’ applied on it. Continue reading Restored 1983 Land Rover 110 is Not Quite the Original But Still a Beauty
There is only one word to describe the Land Rover Defender’s design: timeless. Though it has been through several iterations, facelift and whatnot over the three decades or so in existence, its outlook remains largely the same. Sadly, the UK automaker will cease producing this iconic off-roader later this year and apart from rolling out a trio of commemorative Land Rover Defenders, it is only fitting that this rugged and much-loved ride be involved in one of the world’s most prestigious sporting event: the Webb Ellis Cup. Dubbed Land Rover Rugby World Cup 2015 Defender, this one-of-the-kind bespoke Defender is created by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations and is based on a 110 Station Wagon (we insist its an SUV). Continue reading This Bespoke Land Rover Defender Has a Hearse-like Glass Rear Section to Display the Webb Ellis Cup
As you may have heard, Land Rover Defender is in its last year of production. It is sad that the iconic model will not see more modernization, but for true Defender fans, not all hope is lost. German tune HOFELE-DESIGN decides to take things into their own hands and give the Defender its rightful facelift. Yes. You heard us. Facelift. Rejuvenating the legendary Land Rover model with bits like a newly designed front-end, including a very Range Rover-ish front grille, LED lights, massive 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, and of course, the obligatory luxury treatment on the inside. To be honest, it will not be the cuppa for some Defender fans, but it should please some who have a taste of the opulence. Anywho, if you have a Defender, HOFELE-DESIGN has a catalog of 60 newly developed products to suit your Defender. Continue reading German Tuner HOFELE-DESIGN Gives Land Rover Defender the Deserving Facelift and Luxe Treatment