Charles Fawcett, founder and general manager of Twisted Automotive, said of how this project came about: “I went to the Defender production line in Solihull to meet the men and women who built the vehicles. These sixteen 110s were hand-picked. by their chassis numbers and build dates, they were all registered in 2016 – after production ceased – identifying them as one of the last of the line and arguably more collectible… Hence the limited edition being called One of One. ”
There are two engine options available with the Defender 110s apart from the body styles. The TVS twin-scroll turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine option produces 308 hp and 474 Nm of peak torque.
Then there’s the TTD 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 174 hp and maximum torque of 420 Nm. The diesel engine gets a turbocharger but without the twin scroll. It does get an ECU upgrade with performance filters, though. Both engines are mated to a common six-speed manual transmission.
As for the mechanics, the Defender’s traditional suspension system has been replaced with Twisted’s “progressive” dual-speed springs, custom damped shocks and improved anti-roll bars. The brakes have also been replaced with performance six-spots at the front and four-legged calipers at the rear.
The considerably large wheel arches house the 18-inch alloy wheels with BF Goodrich all-terrain tires. The exterior is further enhanced by Lazer DRLs at the front and a moving lightweight front bumper along with targeted handlebar protection. There are also colour-coded winged mirrors and the sidesteps are finished in black for the necessary rugged look.
The interior has also been refurbished. The seats and dashboard are finished in the customer’s chosen leather and stitching. Interestingly, the steering wheel is not a modern multi-switch unit, but it was adopted from the old days. In addition, there is also a double din media system with Apple CarPlay, DAB Radio and reversing camera. There’s also an immersive 8-speaker audio system that fits into the cabin as standard.
Prices for the Utility Wagon with the 2.2 TTD engine cost £135,000.00 (equivalent to Rs 1.23 crores) and with the more powerful TVS engine it costs £174,500.00 (equivalent to Rs 1.60 crore). While the Station Wagon body style with the TVS engine costs £184,500.00 (equivalent to Rs about 1.69 crores) and with the TTD engine £145.00 (about Rs 1.33 crores)