Everyone who once inspired to own a Land Rover Defender but could not get it earlier can fulfil their dream with the New Land Rover Defender, carrying the same persona as the older defender and carrying the legacy of the big and bad, powerful off-roader that is capable of assuring a comfortable ride anywhere form a smooth highway to the dense forest with marshy land.
The Defender has a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that gives 296 hp and 295lb-ft of torque with an 8-speed automatic and all-wheel-drive system. Capable enough to take you on the Safari with its big and bulky design covered with sleek horizontal lines all over the body.
But most of the lovers who want to take the ruggedness of the car to the level of the Old Defender and won’t be satisfied with anything less have to the right place, Because we all know that the old Defender is a true image of a Wild beast.
For such people, a Dutch company, Heritage customs, has come up with a brilliant way of fitting your brand new Land Rover with already rusted panels of a perfect fit.
Now don’t worry; the panel doesn’t have real rust on it; instead, it is a new metal spraying and binding technique that makes the panel look like they are rusted.
It is impossible for the new Defender to get corroding rust on it because of the Aluminium unibody design. Unlike the old Defender, even the Chassis is Aluminium protecting from any kind of corrosion. But that won’t stop Heritage Custom’s sister company Neils van Roij Design from getting you the look of a rusted for your beautiful machine.
They have mastered the process that takes years to get to you in a matter of days. The best part is that the technique can be applied to any surface with a thin layer of aluminum, brass, bronze, titanium, zinc, and even gold which then acquires the same flexibility as the parent material and can hold its quality for as long as 20 years.
That metal can then be brushed, polished, sanded or – as is the case here – oxidised.
In the words of Niel Himself, “the rusted bonnet diamond plates and side vents. These parts were oxidised through an accelerated process, after the metal was painted on. Customers can also choose to, for instance, brush or polish the metal. It can be protected against rust. Alternatively, we let the natural course of corrosion starts. We can then halt corrosion at any desired moment: sealing the metal will stop the wear.”
They don’t stop at just this. They can also assure that the interior can get the same look as of rusted metal with Brown Leather, making it a perfect jaw-dropping beauty.
Who would have ever that Land Rover defender can come with such looks?