Bowler

  • 2018 Bowler Defender

    Jaguar Land Rover on Wednesday announced it has acquired Bowler, which will form a new division of the automaker's expanding Special Vehicles Operations skunk works. Many readers may never have heard of Bowler but those who have will recognize the British firm as an off-road specialist that manufactures racing SUVs based on various Land Rover models, namely the Defender. The vehicles are designed primarily for rally raid competitions such as Dakar, but in recent years Bowler has branched out into road-going vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover and Bowler have worked closely together for decades...

  • Teaser for Bowler's V-8-powered Land Rover Defender
    Britain's Bowler plans V-8-powered Defender for the road

    Kahn Design isn't the only company churning out high-performance versions of the iconic Land Rover Defender. Here in the United States you have East Coast Defender with some impressive offerings, and even Land Rover has dabbled in the segment. Soon, British off-road racing expert Bowler will join...

  • Chris Harris hoons the Bowler EXR-S super-SUV
    550-HP Bowler EXR-S Through Chris Harris' Eyes: Video

    At about 3,800 pounds and 550 horsepower, the Bowler EXR-S has better power-to-weight figures than a Cadillac CTS-V. And it's built to run over the unpaved surfaces of the Earth with little to no regard for its undulations, crevices, and protuberances. In other words, it's pretty badass. But the...

  • Bowler EXR rally raid SUV and the Range Rover Sport on which it's based
    Land Rover And Performance Partner Bowler Strengthen Ties

    Many readers may never have heard of Bowler but those who have they will recognize the British firm as the off-road specialist that manufactures racing SUVs based on the Land Rover Defender and Range Rover Sport, mostly for use in rally raid competitions such as Dakar. More recently Bowler has been...

  • Bowler Nemesis
    British Off-Road Company Bowler To Build Road-Going Super-SUV

    Bowler is owned by British coachbuilder CPP, the same company that bought Spyker’s sports car division and recently formed a joint-venture with Italian design house Zagato.

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