- Apr 28, 2011
Fuoriserie Torino takes the Land Rover Defender on picnic
Land Rover Defender Vineyard edition by Fuoriserie Torino – Click above for high-res image gallery
There are any number of remote locales you'd expect to see a Land Rover Defender. Crossing the desert. Traversing a battlefield. Climbing a mountain. Strolling through a vineyard? Okay, sure... why not. But this particular Defender isn't just taking the weekend off. This is where it belongs. Or at least that's what Italian customizer Fuoriserie Torino would have you believe.
Now we've seen plenty a Land Rover with teak panels. Like Startech's Defender Yachting Edition, or Land Rover's own Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition. But those put the nautical-themed veneers on the inside. Fuoriserie puts 'em on the outside where you'd expect to find diamond-plated aluminum brush guards. Of course that's not the extent of it: it has also slathered the machine with a pseudo-camouflage paint scheme of purple leaves. You know, in case someone was to bomb the vineyard from the sky.
The bottom line? The Vineyard edition Defender appears to have been carried out with exceptional attention to detail, and there's certainly something to be said for originality – which this custom clearly has in spades. But for our money (and you can bet this conversion job cost a pretty penny), we'd sooner take Romeo Ferraris' take on the theme.