On the snow in the Alps, the 250-meter long Land Rover DefenderApril 12, 2018
In honor of its 70th anniversary, Land Rover has drawn the silhouette of the Defender at an altitude of 2,700 meters. The picture is made on the slope of the mountain in the French Alps near the ski resort of La Plagne. It is dedicated to the former technical director of Rover Maurice Wilkes, who painted the first SUV brand on the beach of Red Wharf Bay.
The length of the unique art object created by the British master of snow art Simon Beck is 250 meters. To draw the Defender, Beck passed 16.5 kilometers, making a total of 20 894 steps.
“My work requires stamina, precision and strength – everything that Land Rover Defender has,” says Beck. “It’s probably one of my most recognizable creations.”
Land Rover stopped the production of Defender in 2016. However, in two years he released a limited series of SUV with a V8 engine and automatic transmission. In total, the company intends to build 150 such cars. The cost of the car will be 150 thousand pounds sterling.
The next generation model should debut in 2019. The new Defender will be built on an aluminum platform similar to that used on Discovery Sport. The SUV will keep the “emotional connection” with the predecessor, but in general it will be oriented to the mass market.