The Land Rover Defender is known to many car enthusiasts and restoration specialists as the vehicle that can go anywhere up to the ends of Earth. It was first built as a small but swift cargo vehicle that can transport military gear to the farthest places where the fighting was most intense. It was also designed and conceived as a vehicle that can pass through the toughest terrain on the battlefield where the destination is surrounded by minefields and under heavy fire.
Today, the SUV remains popular among believers and lovers of the good ole overland all-terrain car. Some of them have even opted to splash some glamour on their 4x4s. If you want to know what they’ve done so far, here are some suggested savvy upgrades that have already been done on a restored Defender. These upgrades will certainly make your car look gorgeous.
Match Your Exteriors And Interiors With Luxury
One of the best upgrades you can do to your Defender is to match your exteriors and interiors with the look of any one of your luxury cars. If you have one or several luxury cars, you can restore your Defender to match with one of the vehicles. There are vehicle restoration companies that are very skilled, experienced, and capable of making a restored Defender look stylish and grand. After all, there’s nothing like the old go-to machine of the US military that has no time to die and that’s turned into a match or twin of the unique and luxury vehicles in your collection.
For example, a renowned vehicle restoration specialist has done an impressive work on twinning a modern custom Defender 110 with the client’s McLaren vehicle. The custom Defender was modified to take on a shocking red interior, which was so similar in look and feel to its McLaren sibling.
The specialists did a lot of modifications to the body of the Defender 110. They put on a racer style front bumper on the Defender to give it the frontal look of a McLaren racing machine. They also added a full Kahn body kit to complete the stylish reprisal of its McLaren sibling.
For the interiors, they were able to create a shocking contrast between the eggshell Quantum grey exterior colour of the Defender and its brand-new interior look. They used Spinneybeck Carmen Red & Prime Meridian upholstery to splash the interiors with red.
The final look gives you the feel of going into a glitzy nightclub for a fast and furious ride.
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Rev The Engine Power
Land Rover Defender River Crossing
A team of Defender specialists worked on an old Defender and replaced its original engine with an LS3 V8 under its bonnet. It took the team of specialists — who had decades of experience working on Defenders — several months of planning, design, and engineering.
They worked on the Corvette engine to make the small-block machine mover into what they wanted for the Defender. The result of this project was a timeless classic Defender with a Corvette engine under it that could rival any off-road vehicle today.
The project made a lot of waves and headlines in the luxury Defender world. It even started a movement among enthusiasts to swap their engines with the V8. The ECD team, which built the V8 Defender, came up with the blueprint for the seamless installation of V8 engines on Defenders. They made the restoration easier from that point on for other customers. What they achieved sparked renewed interest in manufacturing new Defenders.
The team was also able to secure nationwide service through the engine warranty that they were able to get from GM. Owing to this unprecedented success, they made the LS3 engine the standard for all company custom Defender projects moving forward.
Gear Up For Camping
Camping with Land Rover Defender
Finally, one of the other great things you can do with your Defender is taking it camping. Since the Defender can go anywhere, it’s the perfect vehicle to gear up for camping and the great outdoors. A vehicle that can climb steep mountain roads, drive through thick forests and shrubs, and cross waterbodies all so effortlessly, the Defender is the most reliable thing to carry your tent.
This was done in a project that installed a Cascadia Vehicle Tent (CVT) Mt. Shasta Summit proof-tent on a
By: Joseph Low
Title: 3 Savvy Upgrades To Make Your Car Look Luxurious
Sourced From: www.luxuo.com/cars/automobile/3-savvy-upgrades-to-make-your-car-look-luxurious.html
Published Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 09:07:54 +0000
Cool Whip: HB-Custom’s crisp Suzuki DR650 scrambler
If we had to use one word to describe the bikes that roll out of Holger Breuer’s workshop, it would be ‘crisp.’ Whether he’s building a bobber or a scrambler, the man behind HB-Custom has an eye for perfect proportions and liveries that pop. Even when he’s working with a tired old Suzuki dual-sport as a donor, Holger manages to make magic.
This 1994 Suzuki DR650 came to the HB-Custom workshop in Husum, Germany, all the way from Berlin. Holger’s client actually booked two bikes in at once; an old BMW boxer to turn into a bobber for solo rides, and the Suzuki, which was destined for around-town duties and the occasional two-up jaunt.
The bike arrived as a rolling chassis with a very loose brief, so Holger envisioned a svelte scrambler for whipping through Berlin’s city streets. He’s built a number of handsome custom Honda Dominators, and figured that he could apply the same formula to the Suzuki DR650. And he was right.
But first, the Suzuki’s well-worn motor needed attention. Holger tore it down and rebuilt it, complete with new seals and gaskets and a fresh coat of paint. This engine might be almost three decades old, but it’s clean enough to eat off of.
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Cool Whip: HB-Custom’s crisp Suzuki DR650 scrambler
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/suzuki-dr650-scrambler
Published Date: Wed, 24 May 2023 17:01:22 +0000
Custom à la carte: A BMW R nineT streetfighter from France
Lionel Duke builds a little bit of everything. His Nice, France-based custom shop, Duke Motorcycles, has transformed Honda Goldwings, Kawasaki ER6s, and Ducati Scramblers into unique one-off creations in recent years. But the most interesting thing to come from his garage actually isn’t a bike at all—it’s a box full of parts.
More specifically, a box full of parts to convert any stock BMW R NineT into a radical-looking plug-and-play custom streetfighter. It was this very kit that caught the eye of Duke’s latest client, who saw a picture of Lionel’s prototype build online and decided he wanted one for himself.
The client loved the original kit’s supercar-inspired design, but wanted a few unique touches of their own to truly make it theirs. And Lionel was more than happy to oblige.
“He had been asking around Parisian workshops that offered their own R nineT kits,” he says, “but none of them were willing to modify their standard parts to suit his tastes. I told him that it wasn’t a problem for me, as I actually prefer to do different things on each project.”
By: Kurt Spurlock
Title: Custom à la carte: A BMW R nineT streetfighter from France
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/bmw-r-ninet-streetfighter
Published Date: Mon, 22 May 2023 17:01:16 +0000
Speed Read, May 21, 2023
We’re feeling both retro and futuristic this week, so we’ve rounded up bikes that cover the full spectrum. Leading the charge is Verge’s new Mika Häkkinen edition electric bike, followed by the new Fantic Caballero 700 scrambler. We then profile a Yamaha SR400 from Australia, before coming in to land with a fetching Triton from France.
Verge Mika Häkkinen Signature Edition With an impressive 51 Formula One podiums and two championships to his credit with Lotus and McLaren, the Flying Finn knows mechanical excellence. So when Mika Häkkinen partnered with electric superbike manufacturer Verge Motorcycles, you knew it was something worth paying attention to.
Häkkinen joined forces with Verge early in 2023, and instead of just a plain endorsement, Verge announced that Häkkinen is now part of the company’s advisory board and has personally designed his own limited-edition bike. Capped at 100 units, each Häkkinen Signature Edition Verge comes with a numbered plaque with Mika’s signature, unique cosmetics and will sell for around $87,000.
By: Alfonso Paca
Title: Speed Read, May 21, 2023
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/motorcycle-news-may-21-2023
Published Date: Sun, 21 May 2023 16:34:50 +0000
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