1968-2020:<br> Getting to know the Twisted Lightweight

1968-2020: Getting to know the Twisted Lightweight

The Twisted Lightweight: Over 800 handcrafted hours spent preparing, painting, re-engineering and building the new Twisted Lightweight.

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An exciting time for Defender:<br> Charles Fawcett’s thoughts

An exciting time for Defender: Charles Fawcett’s thoughts

“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…

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Read Online: Pursuit Issue VIII

Read Online: Pursuit Issue VIII

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…

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Twisted launch<br> in North America

Twisted launch in North America

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…

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An Open Day to remember...

An Open Day to remember...

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…

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Twisted announce exciting new project at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Twisted announce exciting new project at Goodwood Festival of Speed

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…

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A Busy Year Ahead!

A Busy Year Ahead!

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…

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Your chance to join us<br> as we Remake History

Your chance to join us as we Remake History

“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…

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Twisted’s Best Bits

Twisted’s Best Bits

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…

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Team Twisted Expands:<br> Meet the Trio

Team Twisted Expands: Meet the Trio

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…

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From County to Classic:<br> The New Wheel Rolls In

From County to Classic: The New Wheel Rolls In

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…

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Legacy vs Heritage:<br> The Twisted Wheel

Legacy vs Heritage: The Twisted Wheel

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.…

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Read Online: Pursuit Issue V

Read Online: Pursuit Issue V

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…

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My Yorkshire: by Twisted Founder Charles Fawcett

My Yorkshire: by Twisted Founder Charles Fawcett

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…

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Read Online: Issue IV of the Twisted newspaper

Read Online: Issue IV of the Twisted newspaper

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…

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Twisted convert Jeremy Clarkson into a fan of the Defender...

Twisted convert Jeremy Clarkson into a fan of the Defender...

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,…

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Top Gear Review: ‘Twisted’s Defender however, has one over Land Rover’s own V8 Defender: it’s better’

Top Gear Review: ‘Twisted’s Defender however, has one over Land Rover’s own V8 Defender: it’s better’

Read what Top Gear’s Rowan Horncastle thought of the Twisted V8, days after testing the original manufacturers V8 works…
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Jamie Oliver’s latest Italian adventure revved up by Twisted

Jamie Oliver’s latest Italian adventure revved up by Twisted

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,…

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Announcing a new partnership with market-leading roof tents and equipment supplier

Announcing a new partnership with market-leading roof tents and equipment supplier

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…

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Twisted and guests embark on first ever Yorkshire 300

Twisted and guests embark on first ever Yorkshire 300

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…

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Read Online: Issue III of the Twisted Newspaper

Read Online: Issue III of the Twisted Newspaper

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:…

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Twisted ambassador breaks world cycling record

Twisted ambassador breaks world cycling record

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…

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Twisted announces expansion with launch of Coach-works division

Twisted announces expansion with launch of Coach-works division

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…

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Twisted earns Top Marques in Monaco

Twisted earns Top Marques in Monaco

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…

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Twisted rallies support for Indian school

Twisted rallies support for Indian school

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…

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Twisted founder named among county’s brightest entrepreneurs

Twisted founder named among county’s brightest entrepreneurs

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…

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Read Online: Issue II of the Twisted Newspaper

Read Online: Issue II of the Twisted Newspaper

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…

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Press: T3 test a Classic

Press: T3 test a Classic

In November, we lent a vehicle to T3 magazine, here are their thoughts

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Read Online: Issue I of the Twisted Newspaper

Read Online: Issue I of the Twisted Newspaper

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…

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Customer Car : In for a pit stop

Customer Car : In for a pit stop

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…

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North Atlantic Road Trip 2017 – The journey of a lifetime!

North Atlantic Road Trip 2017 – The journey of a lifetime!

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,…

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Sean Conway and Colonel Mustard take on The Highlands

Sean Conway and Colonel Mustard take on The Highlands

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…

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Twisted Field Sports Cabinet

Twisted Field Sports Cabinet

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…

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Ten years! Where did that go…?

Ten years! Where did that go…?

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…

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The Build of a Colonel

The Build of a Colonel

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…

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Defender - a year on...

Defender - a year on...

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…

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Twisted surf

Twisted surf

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…

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Video: Building a Twisted Defender by Mr Porter

Video: Building a Twisted Defender by Mr Porter

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…

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GQ Magazine Review: ‘The Twisted Land Rover Defender has 430BHP and you want one’

GQ Magazine Review: ‘The Twisted Land Rover Defender has 430BHP and you want one’

GQ Magazine writer Matt Jones, took the Twisted V8 for a spin. Read his initial reactions here

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Video: A Twisted Defender on the production line at Solihull

Video: A Twisted Defender on the production line at Solihull

Watch as the bulkhead is fitted to the chassis of one of our last new Land Rover Defenders.

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Press: Lux Worldwide Article

Press: Lux Worldwide Article

‘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…

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Press: Gentleman’s Journal

Press: Gentleman’s Journal

Rory Smith takes a look at Twisted and discusses Keeping the Defender Dream Alive

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Video: Twisted Shoot – Behind the Scenes

Video: Twisted Shoot – Behind the Scenes

Take a look behind the scenes at the Twisted photo shoot video, where fashion meets automotive.
Photos of the shoot can be seen here.

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Press: Autoblog Feature

Press: Autoblog Feature

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…

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Press: The Business Desk

Press: The Business Desk

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…

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Press: Business Quarter

Press: Business Quarter

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…

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Press: Chris Evans Reviews T80 110 XS

Press: Chris Evans Reviews T80 110 XS

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.…

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Press: Chris Knapman Telegraph Review

Press: Chris Knapman Telegraph Review

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…

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Press: Autocar Review

Press: Autocar Review

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…

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Twisted Launches Cruise Control for Mile-munching Defenders

Twisted Launches Cruise Control for Mile-munching Defenders

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…

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Press: Auto Express Review

Press: Auto Express Review

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…

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