Tuesday 13th September 2011


A Defender to take you places that you never dreamed of..?

Ha-ha-ha if you thought the Defender DC100 concept we showed you the other week was the 'lifestyle' version. Land Rover has unveiled this alternative take on the concept called (somewhat predictably) the DC100 Sport.

With its gaudy 'look at me' paint and styling cues, it's hard to picture the DC100 Sport in any other environment than 'Muscle Beach', but Land Rover reckons the concept will also appeal to pukka surfer types and the like. They say the Sport model takes its cues from the early canvas roofed Defenders, 're-imagined as a performance concept for the 21st Century.

Thus the car features 'a wrap-around aero screen and cut-down side windows for exhilarating open air motoring', but the next bit of the press release made us read it twice to make sure we weren't looking at the brochure for a special type of gentleman's sauna: 'Flowing back from the seats is a twin-humped fastback roofline that encloses a generous load bed which incorporates fittings specifically designed to secure extreme sports equipment.'

Well, that says it all, really. Although a bit of us secretly quite likes it... oo-er!

Author: Chris-R
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