What's your perfect Land Rover Defender powertrain?
Powertrain: the heart of your vehicle.
Whether you want to go greener, cleaner or faster, Twisted has an engine upgrade for you… including electric.
Twisted’s anti-ordinary people.
Meet Glyn, Twisted’s senior valeter and self-confessed clean freak. If you own a Defender, you might want to read Glyn’s tips on keeping it looking its best. Alternatively, book it in for a full detail.Read more
Twisted Automotive has opened a coffee shop at its showroom. The Land Rover Defender specialist claims The Old Cinema is the only coffee house in Yorkshire, possibly the UK, to house a speed boat.Read more
Winter’s the time of year when the Defender keys stay at the top of the pile because it’s your go-anywhere vehicle.
As the days get shorter and temperatures drop, you need to be able to see clearly and keep warm.
Here are nine winter upgrades and accessories, collated by team Twisted.Read more
They say it takes a while to settle into a new home. We’ve had a Twisted showroom in Kensington for over a year, so we wrote the three lessons we learned from having a space in the capital. Are we staying? Read on to find out.Read more
Twisted offers three ways to make your classic Land Rover Defender ULEZ compliant.Read more
Twisted Automotive reveals 16 factory-fresh classic Defender 110s
Twisted’s anti-ordinary people.
Owen Mortimer. Research and Development Manager.
Thirsk-based Defender specialist, Twisted Automotive, has announced it’s sponsoring Jamaica in their first Rugby League World Cup.Read more
We are excited to announce the successful transfer of the business to an employee ownership trust (EOT), an arrangement that will see the Twisted run for the benefit of its 35 employees. In a deal advised…Read more
Land Rover Defender specialist Twisted Automotive has announced the next date for its unique Autojumble where enthusiasts will find both used and new take off parts to refresh, repair, or upgrade their vehicle.Read more
Thirsk-based Land Rover Defender specialist Twisted has announced an exclusive partnership with McClarrons Insurance to create a bespoke insurance product.Read more
The T-V8 petrol eight-speed automatic has been 18-months in the making. The T-VS turbo-charged petrol 308hp six-speed manual is ULEZ compliant and providing incredible performance
Both are fully designed and developed by Twisted.
High voltage journey to the future sees first-production EV give a modern renewable ‘twist’ to an iconic British vehicle.Read more
Hometown heroine teams up for adventure - we join forces with record-breaking Atlantic rowerRead more
New dates announced! Saturday 26th SeptemberRead more
“The ink is now dry on a deal to acquire our very first showroom in London, an exceptional and discreet property in the borough of Kensington. What a way to mark your business’s 21st birthday year.”Read more
Are you brilliant at what you do? - We’d love to hear from you!Read more
We’re inviting you to join our Ambassador Sean Conway as he runs 15 marathons in 15 days in all 15 of the UK’s National Parks.
Starting on 4th June, you can join in for a marathon or just for a mile and team Twisted will be present during both of the Yorkshire days (8th - 9th June)!
There’s a Twisted history at The Old Cinema our new home and showroom and we’re excited to show you around. From bikes to boats and Land Rover to Latte, there’s a bit of everything on display here in the heart of Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Read just a bit about the history here:Read more
Twisted Technician Eliott Holmes: “I really enjoy building unique specifications like this one, it’s great to see the customer’s individuality come to life in the iconic defender and be able to put my name and twist on it”.Read more
Nearly a year ago we bought the old ATS garage building in the heart of the market town of Thirsk. What a year it’s been for us all and what a transformation here at Twisted’s new home, The Old Cinema.…Read more
Five months is a long time to be away. But from June 1st this year, you’ll be able to buy Twisted parts once again, whether you own a Twisted vehicle or not.Read more
It’s not often we see this.. but ten years after purchasing a special edition Twisted Alpine, it’s back here in Yorkshire and looking for a new home.Read more
The Old Cinema - Now Showing Twisted
We’ve got 10 minutes of Twisted for you, so sit back and see how 2021 looks for us!Read more
Our latest custom build to leave the Twisted Factory here in Thirsk was this spectacular T130 Pick-Up. Designed and created to explore the vast African Plains and featuring a whole host of specialist,…Read more
This year has seen not only the expansion of the Twisted brand at our new locations at Silverstone, North America and the UAE but also at home at our Thirsk HQ.Read more
When the season changes and North Yorkshire gives us perfect Defender weather a second lockdown comes our way… that’s ruddy typical.
The 5th of November marks a restriction of our Yorkshire & Silverstone sales offices to visiting customers.Read more
Spending almost 20 year making the Defender as good as it can possible be, demand and excitement for the EV has taken over. It’s by no means the end of Diesel, but it’s a shift in the way the world we live in is heading.Read more
In what has been a very strange year so far, our little Yorkshire business has taken this time to carefully become… not so littleRead more
The Twisted Lightweight: Over 800 handcrafted hours spent preparing, painting, re-engineering and building the new Twisted Lightweight.Read more
“I keep getting asked my opinion on new Defender. I will try to explain”. The new Defender is like the new kid on the block with rich parents a super successful big brother and therefore a chip on its…Read more
This issue allows us to show some of the development work we’re carrying out. It’s not a matter of what we will do when the stock runs out, it’s more a case of what are we going to do first. Twisted is…Read more
As we look ahead to 2020, we’re incredibly excited to announce that Twisted Automotive is expanding into the USA. In addition to our headquarters in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, Twisted North America will…Read more
Saturday 27th July our HQ here in North Yorkshire welcomed over 600 people and 12 dogs as we hosted our highest attended and most enjoyable Open Day to date! With the Yorkshire rain hammering down for…Read more
It’s one of the most glamorous events in the motorsport calendar – and this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed was no exception. The sun shone as we welcomed old and new faces alike to our stand to check…Read more
As I’m sure you can imagine it’s another busy year planned for Team Twisted, beginning with the launch of the last of our publicly available Defender stock on January 29th, we are now well underway with…Read more
“Two years before the end of production Land Rover invited me to place an order, I felt privileged to be in that position, very lucky to have been selected and I guess humble too… I didn’t really know…Read more
2018 has been another crazy year here at Twisted, with big builds, names and road trips galore. Here is a little insight in to our ‘best bits’; Classic Series II 2017 saw the build of the Classic Twisted…Read more
We would like to introduce you to our three new starters; Joe, Hayley and Katie who all joined the Twisted team last month. Here’s a little more about them, their roles at Twisted & some easy icebreaker…Read more
It’s an exciting time at Twisted HQ, Father Christmas has visited early and delivered the first batch of our newest wheel. The Twisted Rostyle. Taking inspiration from the 16″ Range Rover wheel, and later…Read more
Like every decision made at Twisted, there is a lot of careful thought and consideration that goes into the development of our products to achieve genuine benefits which outweigh the negatives of a predecessor.…Read more
What a year it has been for all at Twisted HQ! It’s hard to believe that just twelve months ago we published our 1st issue and since then we haven’t looked back. We think this issue is arguably the best…Read more
Twisted Automotive’s founder, Charles Fawcett, shares what he loves most about Yorkshire… Where do you live / where are you from? I was born in Harrogate, but I actually grew up in a small hamlet near…Read more
The Yorkshire 300, an introduction to our head technician and what Jeremy Clarkson thinks of the 110 V8, issue IV is packed with plenty of new and exciting news. Grab a brew and enjoy reading it online…Read more
In July this year, we were proud to deliver a vehicle to Jeremy Clarkson. We were aware he wasn’t a huge fan of the Defender, but were determined to change that. With the help of 7-year-old Molly Fawcett,…Read more
Read what Top Gear’s Rowan Horncastle thought of the Twisted V8, days after testing the original manufacturers V8 works…
Click here to read the review:
Twisted Automotive has supplied Jamie Oliver with a vehicle to help the TV chef navigate Italy for his latest project. Oliver’s new show ‘Jamie Cooks Italy’, which sees him embark on a new cooking adventure,…Read more
Twisted Automotive has agreed a deal to become the exclusive Europe-wide distributor of Hannibal roof tents and adventure equipment. Based in South Africa, Hannibal Safari Equipment is recognised as the…Read more
As the curtain fell on Twisted’s busiest ever annual Open Day, around 20 of the business’s friends, customers and team members embarked on the inaugural Yorkshire 300; the business’s first ever Twisted…Read more
Tour de Yorkshire, the Monaco twins, new divisions within the Twisted group, issue III is packed with plenty of new and exciting news. Grab a brew and enjoy reading it online by clicking on the link below:…Read more
Twisted ambassador and extreme adventurer, Sean Conway, has smashed a world record this week, becoming the fastest person to cross Europe on a bicycle. Sean’s incredible efforts saw him finish in a time…Read more
Twisted Automotive has launched a dedicated Coach-works sector, following a £100,000 investment by the business. The move comes as Twisted seeks to expand its Thirsk-based operations, with further announcements…Read more
April saw a Twisted trip to Monaco for the annual Top Marques event. Top Marques brings together the finest collection of automotive, watch and jewellery brands and is held at the Grimaldi Forum in the…Read more
Recently, we have been working in collaboration with Yorkshire-based musician and artist, Ian Scott Massie, to support a school in India. The Karkeri School in Rajasthan, India, located in the North West…Read more
Twisted’s founder and managing director, Charles Fawcett, has been named on the prestigious 42 under 42 list, compiled by the Yorkshire Business Insider. The list profiles the region’s top business leaders…Read more
Twisted. Issue II. Spring 2018. From all at Team Twisted, if you can’t call in to pick up your copy at our HQ, then this is the place to read all about what’s been going on here in North Yorkshire. In…Read more
In November, we lent a vehicle to T3 magazine, here are their thoughtsRead more
Twisted. Issue I. Winter 2017. From all at Team Twisted, if you can’t call in to pick up your copy at our HQ, then this is the place to read all about what’s been going on here in North Yorkshire. If…Read more
Surprisingly, there isn’t too many similarities between a Twisted Defender and Red bull Racing 2017 RB13 Formula 1 Car. Designed in partnership with Alcon® these Twisted® brake callipers have been specially…Read more
Just a few short weeks into starting his new role as Twisted Automotive’s new Marketing Co-ordinator, James Ayre was invited to take part in the North Atlantic Road Trip, a five-day drive from Copenhagen,…Read more
A Bahama Gold Twisted 110, a world-record-holding adventure enthusiast, miles of beautiful highland scenery and a drone, contribute to a thrilling trip north of the border. North Yorkshire to Glasgow…Read more
Twisted Automotive has commissioned two solid oak field sport storage cabinets, to fit the Defender 90 and 110 Utility models. This exquisite unit is built locally in North Yorkshire and available to…Read more
It’s March 2007 and I had managed to secure four of the very last TD5 90 County Hard tops from Farnell Land Rover® in the centre of Leeds. I called Lombard, arranged some finance and picked them up. It…Read more
It was back in mid 2016 when we first had contact from Sean Conway via an Instagram message to Charlie, our MD and owner, saying how much he loved the work we do. Knowing Sean had a wicked adventure side…Read more
I was asked the other day, how business has been since the end of Defender production? I think we all believed that, in a sense, Armageddon was coming – The Defender would be no more, the vehicle we have…Read more
Whether you surf alone, with a friend or have to be part of a pack in front of a crowd, you are part of a community that exists in a tiny proportion of sports. Surfing transcends language, age and cultural…Read more
Mr Porter is a hugely successful clothing brand, retailing across the world and when they asked to come up and create a mini film at Twisted, of course yes was the answer! The phone call came back in…Read more
GQ Magazine writer Matt Jones, took the Twisted V8 for a spin. Read his initial reactions hereRead more
Watch as the bulkhead is fitted to the chassis of one of our last new Land Rover Defenders.Read more
‘The definitive guide to luxury’ takes a look at the refined Defender. “Specialists in redesigning the Defender in order to exceed expectations and be the best car it can be, Twisted Automotive take the…Read more
Rory Smith takes a look at Twisted and discusses Keeping the Defender Dream AliveRead more
Take a look behind the scenes at the Twisted photo shoot video, where fashion meets automotive.
Photos of the shoot can be seen here.
Chris Bruce takes a look at the Xcar Twisted video. “Rows of bays are now lined with Land Rovers going through the upgrade process and more examples are on display outside.” Xcar shows off Twisted’s take…Read more
The Business Desk reports on Twisted’s large scale investment. Charles Fawcett, managing director of Twisted, said: “Our new range has attracted a great deal of interest from around the world and our…Read more
The Business Quarter interviews Charles Fawcett to learn more about Twisted. “From humble beginnings in the muddy fields of North Yorkshire, Twisted Defender is fast becoming a global phenomenon with…Read more
Chris Evans reviewed the Twisted T80 110 XS for the Daily Mail and gave it a well deserved 5 out of 5 stars. Not only did Chris enjoy the test drive he now has a Twisted Defender on his Christmas List.…Read more
Twisted received 4 out of 5 stars from Chris Knapman, the Telegraph Media Group’s Contributing Editor for motoring. Chris is pleasantly surprised after a test drive in our Twisted Defender read the full…Read more
Autocar’s first drive review of the Twisted 110 Utility 3.2 Ultimate. “A bigger diesel could conceivably have ruined the Defender, but Twisted’s five-pot prototype proves a likeable Shire horse.” “Not…Read more
Inevitably, cruise control had barely established itself as the must-have option on vehicles in the USA when one of the manufacturers was hit with a writ: some bloke had picked up his Winnebago, settled…Read more
The Twisted P10 gets reviewed in a group test with the Mercedes G-Class. “Want a car that’s equal parts tradition and bling? Then the Twisted is for you. It can be extensively personalised, but still…Read more