Project Spotlight: The Huntress

The engine roars to life, the alligator-covered Corbeau seats press against the skin, and the stereo hums along. The Huntress truly awakens the senses, which is perfect for the renowned artist who commissioned this build, as she is known for her multi-sensory installations. The owner of the Huntress brought to life a build that combined her unique and artistic vision with the rugged practicality required for her ranch in Wyoming. Compared to other Land Rover Defenders for sale, the results are nothing short of stunning.

The Exterior

At first impression, the exterior of the Huntress is very important. This build is a unique D130 which makes a statement colored in dark green. The Huntress sits atop Boost 18” wheels with BFGoodrich tires and a two-inch lift kit. The practicality of the exterior is taken further with tinted Masai windows, a custom spare tire carrier, and a tubular winch bumper with a WARN winch that is bound to be put to use on that Wyoming ranch.

The Interior

It’s true; the interior of Huntress is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. First, let’s talk about aesthetic and comfort. The Huntress features Corbeau seats custom covered in chocolate-brown alligator hide. These hides have been locally sourced just miles from the Rover Dome. The rest of the leather accents throughout the interior are designed to compliment the front seats and create a kind of character you’ll never find in a factory-produced vehicle.

While much of the interior is timeless, the technology throughout is cutting-edge. We’ve installed modern conveniences not typically found in D130s including air conditioning and classic instrument gauges. We’ve overhauled the dash with a Puma upgrade and a touchscreen Kenwood infotainment system which includes Apple Car Play, GPS, Wi-Fi, and a backup camera. To top it off, we also included a custom Morel amplified speaker system and automatic lighting. There is no doubt that the owner of the Huntress will be riding in refined, bespoke style and comfort.

Under the Hood

The interior of this build is remarkable, but the power under the hoods elevates the Huntress even further. First, we installed a 6.2-liter, 430-hp Chevrolet LS3 V-8 engine. When your Defender goes from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds, some additional hardware is needed to restrain that power. We installed Wilwood brakes with race calipers and vented and drilled rotors. A six-speed automatic transmission distributes all the power from the LS3. These modifications make this Defender ultra-reliable and a joy to drive.

The Huntress is just our latest custom-built Defender. To keep an eye out for new projects, or to view other Land Rover Defenders for sale, check out our available stock and project gallery. If you are interested in crafting your own custom build, contact us today.

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