Land Rover Defender SVO Rugby World Cup

The Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division of Jaguar Land Rover has just unveiled a custom Land Rover Defender in celebration of the upcoming Rugby World Cup 2015.

The unique Land Rover Defender will be responsible for transporting the prized Webb Ellis Cup through its 100-day journey across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Intriguingly, the potent British offroader will carry the Webb Ellis Cup in a glass trophy cabinet complete with temperature control technology and found at the rear of the car. It also includes a locking mechanism to ensure the priceless trophy remains safe. The glass used is also toughened with the official Rugby World Cup 2015 Defender App controlling the lighting.

The Defender in question is based around the Defender Autobiography edition and the Defender 110 Station Wagon body style. Consequently, it is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission and complete with a front winch, aluminium sump guard, customised air intake, expedition rack and side and rear steps. A set of bespoke 16-inch wheels have also been fitted.

Inside, it features Black Windsor leather seats complete with gold contrast stitching and Rugby World Cup 2015 blue piping.

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