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Twisted's $250,000 Land Rover Defender LT1 V8 Restomod Coming To The U.S.

A small company by the name of Twisted Automotive has unveiled a potent version of the Land Rover Defender it dubs the Twisted NA-V8. The rugged off-roader is adorned with a plethora of upgrades over a regular Defender and will be capped at just 200 units, each with a starting price of $250,000.

Twisted starts off with upgrading the Defender’s engine, offering a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine pumping out 455 hp and coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard but also available with a five-speed manual. If that’s not enough, customers have the option of a supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 with over 650 hp. The company also offers custom tuning to boost power from both the LT1 and LT4.

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Complementing the Defender’s engine upgrades is a revised suspension system with custom valved dampers that promise to provide better traction, improve off-road abilities and reduce understeer. Other key mechanical modifications made include upgraded heavy duty differentials, drive shafts and half shafts, a switchable exhaust system, and upgraded brakes that include six-piston front calipers, four-piston rear calipers, and new brake pads.

Twisted will offer the NA-V8 in 110 Station Wagon, 90 Soft Top, 90 Station Wagon, 110 Double Cab, and 130 Pickup guises. All come outfitted with a host of new creature comforts like an upgraded infotainment system with navigation, eight-channel audio system, tracker and immobilizer, front and rear-facing cameras, parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, cruise control, heated and cooled Recaro seats, a custom center console, upgraded soundproofing and insulation, and new electronics and switchgear.