A heavily redesigned 1990 Land Rover Defender SUV introducedAugust 11, 2020
Tuning studio Arkonik has presented a modified first-generation Land Rover Defender SUV. After all the work on its restoration and significant improvement were completed, the car received an incredibly high price tag.
After an “overhaul” at Arkonik, this 1990 Land Rover Defender was ready to carry up to nine people in its cabin across the desert, while maintaining very good dynamics. The creator of this car says that this creation is intended for use in the Teton mountain range in Wyoming (USA), which is why the company calls this car Teton. Atelier asks for $ 195,000 for a car
The body of this Defender has received a protective Raptor Ice White shade, which is combined with a black roof, fenders, bumpers and other black exterior elements.
An external roll cage makes the SUV ready for even the most difficult expedition. The car received a set of 18-inch rims with BFGoodrich KO2 tires. An optional roof rack increases cargo capacity, and there’s an LED chandelier in front.
The interior of the SUV deserves special attention. There are heated seats with high backs and diamond stitching. All “chairs” are made in the same style, including folding ones. The steering wheel has received a wooden rim. The Pioneer infotainment system supports Apple CarPlay services and acts as a rear camera display.
Under the hood of the redesigned SUV is a 3.5-liter V8 engine. For better avoidance of obstacles, a two-inch suspension lift and an upgraded steering damper are provided.
Arkonik has also completely refurbished the Defender SUV. The work includes restoration of the engine and transmission. The frame was rebuilt and then a protective coating was applied to it, and all wires were re-installed. The whole suspension also has new components.
Not so long ago, we wrote that Jaguar Land Rover lost the battle for the design of the iconic Defender. The British automaker was unable to defend in court the right to patent the design of the legendary Defender SUV. Back in the fall of last year, the company filed a relevant application with the local intellectual property office, which was rejected.
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