5 Times the Land Rover Defender assumed a totally bonkers form

6x6 cabriolet, anyone?
by Ollie Kew | Mar 28, 2020

1) The Land Rover Defender rally car

The idea of slinging a Land Rover Defender pickup around some muddy woodland is perhaps not so outlandish. If you’re a farmer late for market day, perhaps. But when said Defender has been modified by Bowler to go racing with a 440hp Jaguar F-Type V6 in its nose, the results are rather more alarming. And a bit crashy.

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Read the full story of Top Gear’s Defender-racing adventure.

2) The Qt Wildcat

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Off-road parts suppliers bought out the Wildcat brand from Bowler and set about honing the Dakar-spec Defender road-going race car, and what manifested was perhaps the most evil spawn of Defender yet....

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3) The Kahn Flying Huntsman 6x6 Pickup

…though Kahn Design might argue against that. The Flying Huntsman 6x6 pickup was an attempt to offer a British riposte to the Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6. We’ve not seen orders flying in from the British Army thus far, but it’s likely to turn heads in Knightsbridge, which is half the battle won.

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Check out more info about the Kahn 6x6.

4) The Kahn (again) 6x6 cabrio

So, why stop there? Why not add a convertible roof element, as per the Mercedes-Maybach G-Class Laundalet?

Find out more about Kahn’s latest 6x6 Defender concoction.

5) The amphibious ‘Floating Ninety’ Defender

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Not all mad and bad Defenders have to be wantonly aggressive and macho. The ‘Floating Ninety’ is a pontoon-festooned classic that’s as happy wading into a Scottish loch as it is traversing the shoreline trails. Just don’t expect to keep your feet dry—it leaks a bit.

Read the whole feature on Land Rover’s swiming Defender.

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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