Land Rover Defender Vesuvius Edition revealed

Chelsea Truck Company’s latest creation adopts a striking volcano-inspired paint scheme.

The Chelsea Truck Company has revealed the Defender Vesuvius Edition: an aggressively styled, orange-and-black-themed take on Land Rover’s new SUV.

Created by the UK’s company’s Project Kahn tuning arm, the Defender Vesuvius Edition is available from £66,999 (AUD$120,000) and aimed at drivers seeking more individuality. There is no plan, however, to make it available in Australia.

It’s marked out from the standard car by a wealth of bespoke design elements. As standard, the exterior is finished primarily in metallic black with orange detailing, but these colours are fully customisable by customers.

Inside, the altered Defender sports black seats complemented with orange armrests, doorcards and other details. However, as with the exterior, these colours can be changed to order, so customers could model the interior on, for example, their “favourite cashmere scarf”, said Kahn.

Project Khan has also added a gloss-black vented grille, a vented bumper spoiler and several new accents. Customers can add further bespoke features through upgrade packs such as the Black Pack, tweaking the front grille and rear bumper.

The Vesuvius Edition also gains Kahn’s distinctive ‘crosshair’ exhaust exits and rides on 22-inch Black Kahn RS forged wheels.

The Defender Vesuvius Edition is available with the top-rung P300 petrol engine used by the standard Defender, which delivers 221kW to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

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