Land Rover Defender 90 Challenge By Bowler
Conceived in 2013 as a one-make, off-road series aimed at aspiring professional and occasional amateur drivers alike, the Defender Challenge was a joint venture between Land Rover and Bowler Motorsport which ran from 2014 until 2016. Regulated by the Motor Sports Association, each season consisted of seven UK-based rounds, all of which supported existing events such as the Somerset Stages, Welsh Hill Rally and Scottish Hill Rally.
An extremely limited run of Land Rover 90 Hardtop-based cars were prepared for the series by Bowler themselves, with ECU-induced modifications resulting in a hike from the 120 bhp and 266 lbs/ feet of torque of the standard Defender to 175 bhp and 332 lbs/feet for its competition counterpart.
A standard gearbox and production-specification suspension geometry was retained, although handling was improved by the fitment of custom-made Bilstein shock absorbers and uprated anti-roll bars.
Internally a substantial MSA-approved roll cage encases driver and co-driver who are held in place in two competition bucket seatsvwith full rally harnesses. Its rallying credentials were further enhanced by the addition of a dash-mounted Terratrip 303 Rally Computer, Peltor intercom and remotely operated ignition cut-off and fire suppression systems.
Supplied with two sets of wheels - the original 16” Bowler wheels on BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres and a set of 16” Twisted Sport rims shod in BF Goodrich mud terrains. It has just had a new turbo, full service and all the intercom and fire system updated so it really is ready to be taken out and enjoyed either as a competition vehicle or as a very capable and fun weekend toy.
Currently on show at The Old Cinema, this 90 is available for collection or delivery. For more information please call the team on 01845 444 435 or email email@example.com
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