Anyone who has ever driven a Land Rover Defender (not the new one) can attest to the fact that they are magnificently charming, but equally uncomfortable. Himalaya, a British company, aim to integrate modern touches that enhance drivability, reliability and performance with the unique heritage and charm of the Land Rover Defender.
Himalaya HUE 166 is their latest model, a strategic shift from their usual projects to a more modern platform, retaining only the classic styling of the Defender. Sitting atop Dynatrac axles, custom Brembo disc brakes and a four-link coilover suspension, the Himalaya HUE 166 features iconic looks and modern drivability, with the added benefit of being able to be easily serviced. Speaking of which, the Himalaya HUE 166 is powered by a new, factory supercharged General Motors LT4 V8 with a whopping 485 kW and mated to a slick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.
Other options such as underbody skidplates, LED off-road lights and power folding side steps are available, as well as mod cons such as heated seats, electric windows and an uprated audio system with Apple CarPLay and Android Auto.