Following the recent unveiling of the Lamborghini Aventador and Ferrari 458 Italia, London-based bespoke coachbuilder, Prindiville Design, has presented their luxury Limited Edition Land Rover Defender, to celebrate the debut of the model in their Collection.
Restricted to only 25 units worldwide, and priced at £52,000 or US$81,500 (excluding import taxes and shipping), the legendary four-wheel drive vehicle has received a number of visual and performance upgrades, designed to offer drivers true individuality coupled with a superior level of comfort and practicality.
Alex Prindiville, Founder and Chief Designer of Prindiville Design, explains: “The Limited Edition Land Rover Defender is a truly unique proposition in that it offers a more refined, quiet, and comfortable environment comparable to that of high-end 4x4s. This is an uncompromised solution for either urban city driving or long-distance journeys.”
The customised Land Rover Defender, which is available on the 90 wheelbase platform and in a two-to-seven seat configuration, will be hand-assembled by a team of highly skilled craftsmen at Prindiville’s UK manufacturing facility close to Silverstone. Enhancements to the suspension, braking system, cooling, and 2.4-litre engine will be undertaken by Defender specialists, Lincolnshire-based Alive Tuning, who has become renowned in their field for their unrivalled quality, and attention to detail.
Each of the 25 customers are invited to specify a bespoke paint scheme in either a matt or metallic finish from Prindviille’s very own palette, thereby complementing the beautifully-designed exterior which boasts a number of features exclusive to the Limited Edition model. These are namely a rear Prindiville signature badge, chrome side protection runners, LED front and rear headlamps, a titanium high performance sports exhaust, raised wheel arches, and 18-inch five-spoke metallic black alloy wheels, in addition to front and rear parking sensors and cameras, a world first for the Land Rover Defender.
The sumptuous luxurious interior, which is highlighted by an individually numbered aluminium plaque, comes courtesy of sport seats trimmed with the finest Italian leather hides dressed with hand-stitched piping. This is echoed in the matching leather steering wheel, alcantara driver and passenger carpets, and bespoke centre console storage unit, all built and tailored according to the owner’s colour selection.
Added sound proofing significantly reduces road and engine noise, allowing occupants to enjoy the unsurpassed driving experience as well as the in-car entertainment and communication system. This comes as standard with a five-inch built-in LCD television interface providing access to wireless Internet, a DVD player, satellite navigation, 360-degree external vision, four-speaker surround sound, as well as a connection to any mobile handset and MP3 device via Bluetooth.