Bowler Motorsport – makers of the Bowler Wildcat and Nemesis – have launched a one-make rally series based on the Land Rover Defender called Defender Challenge by Bowler.
Complete with backing from Land Rover, the one-make series will commence in 2014 and will consist of seven races across the UK. The series will be regulated by Motor Sports Association (MSA) and the cars will comply with FIA regulations, allowing competitors to compete internationally.
Land Rover have revealed the long wheelbase and Autobiography Black models of the Range Rover, showing their intent of making it the ultimate luxury SUV.
This isn’t the first time that a long wheelbase Range Rover has been produced, with the first one appearing between 1992 and 1994. The car comes with an extra 140mm of legroom for rear passengers – thanks to stretching the body shell in front of the rear wheels – as well as seats that can recline to 17 degrees (eight degrees more than standard).
With 2012 just days away from ending, we can only hope that 2013 will have as many exciting new cars as this year did. Here is a gallery of 22 cars that made a good first impression. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The 2012 Paris Motor Show is currently the place to be if you want you to see how exciting the future of motoring is going to be. You have the usual mix of concept cars, new car debuts, etc. But after looking at what the show has to offer, SOC has come up with a list of cars that stand out more than others.
The fourth generation Range Rover has been revealed, and it promises to carry on as the ultimate luxury SUV while significantly improving on efficiency.
The first thing Land Rover wants you to know about this new Range Rover, is that it now weighs 420kg less than the car it replaces. The weight savings are made possible thanks to the extensive use of aluminium, meaning that the monocoque body structure is 39 per cent lighter.
The 2012 Geneva Motor Show is anything but short of exciting new cars. There are far too many cool cars to have them all posted here, but with more than 100 photos, it's more than just a taste of what the show has to offer. Make sure you come back next week for the ultimate standouts of the show.
After 10 years in automotive service, this will be the final year that the current-generation Range Rover will be in production. Despite some thinking that its styling was a bit radical in the beginning, car fans grew to love it – not least because it is still a true off roader, but it also continued to carry that cool factor from previous Range Rovers.
You don’t need me to tell you how popular Range Rovers have been among off-road enthusiasts, thanks to its seemingly unstoppable performance in the 1980s Camel Trophy, and all-round usability. With each new generation of Range Rover, they made use of new technology, and went a little bit more upmarket. So much so that some Land Rover insiders have said that the next one will be at the same level as Bentley in terms of luxury.
With just over a year left to ending production of the current Range Rover, Land Rover have decided to put on sale the most expensive Range Rover ever – the Autobiography Ultimate Edition.
The Range Rover truly is a benchmark for 4x4s, blending luxury, comfort, and ruggedness like no other. However, the Ultimate Edition focuses more on luxury; now with two individual rear seats (electrically adjustable) replacing the bench seat and a handcrafted interior that makes use of soft-feeling leather.
The interior also has a rear console extension featuring a machined aluminium laptop table, a drinks chiller, and comes with two iPads. The boot space gets the luxury touch as well, with the load space having a yacht-inspired teak floor with metal and leather detailing.
The people at Autocar.co.uk have been keeping a close eye on the good old Land Rover Defender, and it seems like 2013 will be the last year we see one of these tough vehicles roll out of the Land Rover factory. Legislation is mostly to thank for the near demise of the Defender. This year marked 61 years in production for the Defender, one the longest in Automotive production.
When the Range Rover Sport was introduced in 2005, it was supposed to be a miniature Range Rover with sportier handling characteristics. This sent many pulses racing, as the word 'sportier' with SUVs normally means sacrificing its off road capabilities. Gladly this was not the case. The Range Rover Sport proved to be a great companion on the road, while still managing to make proud the Land Rover name.