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Land Rover Defender by Aznom and Romeo Ferraris – Click above for high-res image gallery

Form and function dictate the design of just about every vehicle on the market today. But if there's one that prioritizes the latter over the former, it's surely the Land Rover Defender. Produced essentially unchanged since 1983, the Defender is the very definition of the go-anywhere off-road workhorse, a favorite of military and expeditions worldwide. Leave it to the Italians, then, to give the British truck an extra dose of style.

A customization atelier best known for their Mini conversions and that outrageous custom Corvette, Aznom has given the Defender a similar visual treatment to the Abarth 500C, with a matte two-tone white and black paintjob with red detailing and front and rear bumpers made of carbon fiber. The interior has also been decked out in orange-tan leather, Alcantara and carbon fiber trim with Sparco racing buckets. And underneath the hood, Italian tuning house Romeo Ferraris has tweaked the 2.4-liter turbo-diesel four from 122 horsepower to 152, channeled to all four anthracite-finish wheels wearing Kumho Road Venture rubber. Check it out in the extensive high-res image gallery below.



[Source: Aznom via OmniAuto.it, autoblog.it]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't care about the Land Rover but the backgrounds at the old Monza banking were very nice.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Good eye, I also suspected that was the old Monza banking. Too bad the track did not retain that configuration. Now it reminds me of historic ruins.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Tough.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Begining chassis for a ferrari SUV? We may never know?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I might be impressed if the wheels were beadlocks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like the Defender, and have always been irritated that the torquey, versatile diesels were never brought to the U.S., but I'm struggling with this one. The overall exterior look is cohesive, but the carbon fiber is really out of place. CF doesn't work well in rocky environments seeing as it shatters rather than dents and is significantly less hard than steel. The interior, though? Ugh. I want an interior I can hose out at the end of an adventure, not one I have to scrub. The interior is the passable execution of a flawed concept.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Alcantara does not belong on offroad vehicles, anywhere. It is a total PITA to clean. Ask any SVX owner.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is that pic at Monaz?
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's pretty bad ass, and I am not even into trucks at all.

      I'd take this over that pimped out G-Wagon, that was posted recently, any day of the week.
      • 4 Years Ago
      With all the things they threw at it, xenon headlamps would have been a nice touch. They make a HUGE difference offroad (yes, I know you can also get a light bar)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would settle for just being able to get a stock defender in the US for a decent price.
        • 4 Years Ago
        There are plenty of them for $15k or less. Look around. There's very few companies who import them.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That looks really good, to bad the US only got them for a couple years.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Salivating.....
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