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Friday 10th February 2012

Pic of the Week: Bigfoot Spotted...

...well the Land Rover version, at least...



Those of you with good memories for quotes may recall that Little Britain character Andy Pipkin declared (at least according to carer Lou Todd) that "Finland has a maudlin quality to it, rendering it unsuitable as a holiday destination".

Not if your holiday includes some driving in one of these Defender bigfoots, built by Land Rover Special vehicles and used as part of LR's Nordic Adventure programme.

You can read all about editor Trent's Land Rover adventure in Finland's snowbound wastes in his own words in the feature we published yesterday, but for now just sit back, relax, and enjoy four sizes of snowy bigfoot wallpaper...

Traditional (4:3)
Computer widescreen (16:10)
TV widescreen (16:9)
Portrait (smartphone etc)

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Brabus Jord

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There is a slight Typo in the last line with the word just.

Amazing Picture and what a beast!

AyBee

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Just looks so purposefull cloud9

spoodler

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Evocative pic'. It looks like that round here at the moment just with three feet less snow. Makes me want to go out and play in the Scooby pick up but the missus has taken it to work...

Hugo a Gogo

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don't like it

Egg Chaser

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I was hoping this would be POTW. biggrin
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bakerstreet

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Very cool, but very much a marketting excersie I feel.

Artic trucks use pretty much nothing but Toyotas. OK, they used to be part of the local toyota importr, but they aren't now.

camel_landy

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bakerstreet said:
Very cool, but very much a marketting excersie I feel.

Artic trucks use pretty much nothing but Toyotas. OK, they used to be part of the local toyota importr, but they aren't now.
rolleyes


Dan Trent

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PH Editor Bloke

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Brabus Jord said:
There is a slight Typo in the last line with the word just.
Done - obliged to you!

uncle tez

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First good pic of the week in ages imo

r1ch

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Not really into off road stuff, but i like that pic, new desktop! Wouldn't mind a go in that.

chunkymonkey71

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r1ch said:
Not really into off road stuff, but i like that pic, new desktop! Wouldn't mind a go in that.
I'll second that! New desktop at work now.

chuntington101

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Makes even a wildcat's wheels seem narrow! lol

Podie

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Too cool for words.

soad

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Egg Chaser said:
I was hoping this would be POTW. biggrin
Me too. biggrin

Adz The Rat

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They look so much fun.

hornetrider

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Superb pic! My desktop has been the 997 GT3 pic in white (probably from about two years ago) but I'll swap it for this.

300bhp/ton

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Instead of the big print edition, could we still put the image resolution in the links? Ta smile



BTW - does anyone know any technical specs on this Land Rover?

Cotty

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Great picture and great car, new work desktop for me. I was only saying the other day I wanted a Land Rover.

soad

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300bhp/ton said:
BTW - does anyone know any technical specs on this Land Rover?
azureelise said:
I drove the 2007 plated car seen here in 2010. On the road it was a truly unruly beast! The tyres are not balanced, so violently shake the "car", after taking a corner the speed that they do this at changes - it certainly made for a fun drive. As did being left hand drive on B Roads, you have no idea where the off side wheels are!!
The cost - well I was in formed by Land Rover Experience that it had cost around £75,000 to create, so I was to look after it better than my own children!

Some of the spec I can remember:
The HUGE Mickey Thompson tyres
Mach 5 rims with bead locks
Air diff locks
CB radio (two)
Power inverters
Multiple batteries with split charging
9.5 tonne winch
Devon 4x4 front winch bumper
Full body protection (above & below)
Custom roll cage/roof rack (rack has full chequer plate to act as a viewing platform)
4 150w floods to the front
2 50w floods each side
Full sized Spare Wheel - in the boot strapped to the roll cage
Lots of switches

And I will always want another go...

300bhp/ton

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soad said:
300bhp/ton said:
BTW - does anyone know any technical specs on this Land Rover?
azureelise said:
I drove the 2007 plated car seen here in 2010. On the road it was a truly unruly beast! The tyres are not balanced, so violently shake the "car", after taking a corner the speed that they do this at changes - it certainly made for a fun drive. As did being left hand drive on B Roads, you have no idea where the off side wheels are!!
The cost - well I was in formed by Land Rover Experience that it had cost around £75,000 to create, so I was to look after it better than my own children!

Some of the spec I can remember:
The HUGE Mickey Thompson tyres
Mach 5 rims with bead locks
Air diff locks
CB radio (two)
Power inverters
Multiple batteries with split charging
9.5 tonne winch
Devon 4x4 front winch bumper
Full body protection (above & below)
Custom roll cage/roof rack (rack has full chequer plate to act as a viewing platform)
4 150w floods to the front
2 50w floods each side
Full sized Spare Wheel - in the boot strapped to the roll cage
Lots of switches

And I will always want another go...
Ta. Would love to know more, as in what axles and mods are they running is any, same with the diffs and what ratio's they are. What sort of lift does the vehicle have, did they do anything to the steering and propshafts?

What size are the tyres, the offset of the rims and if they are running wheel spacers.

Also, who built them? Are the from the Land Rover special vehicles department or are they just modified aftermarket by a 3rd party company?
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