Bowler makes the finest customer-spec rally raid machines and they provided their latest model – the Bowler EXR S Powered by Land Rover – to Chris Harris and YouTube channel DRIVE for a road test. Check his story and video below!
The road-legal version of the EXR is the the new Bowler EXR S, the first Bowler engineered for road use. It shares the EXR’s hydroformed base chassis with the engine moved 300mm rearward and various switchgear, light clusters and grilles, all from the Range Rover Sport. The EXR S also shares the same strong and lightweight composite body panels with its competition-bred stablemate.
The Bowler EXR S is fitted with a modified version of the Range Rover Sport’s supercharged 5.0 liter V8 producing 550bhp and 705Nm. The SUV weighs 1,800kg. Accelerating to 60mph takes just 4.2 seconds and top speed is limited to 155mph. The EXR S boasts the six-speed ZF automatic transmission and E-diff from the Range Rover Sport 5.0 liter V8 Supercharged.