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Bowler Gets Land Rover’s Blessing To Use Defender 110 Body For New Truck

Bowler and Land Rover operate under the JLR umbrella so there wasn’t much paperwork

  • Bowler is a dedicated maker of off-road competition vehicles.

  • The new truck, the CSP 575, will be co-developed with SVO’s help.

  • More super trucks will come after the CSP 575.

Bowler, in the event you did not know of them, was founded in 1985 and has pioneered the development of production of hardcore dedicated off-road competition vehicles. Late last year, JLR acquired Bowler and now has introduced the first joint project, the CSP 575 which will sport a body inspired by the legendary Land Rover Defender 110.

As part of the Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) team, Bowler and the latter will co-develop a road-going super-truck that will combine know-how and techniques from both brands. The number in the name, 575, refers to the engine that will power the truck. It will be a 575-horsepower supercharged V8 sourced from LR.

Bowler CSP 575 | Photo: Bowler

The CSP 575’s structure will be Bowler’s own rally-proven CSP high-strength steel chassis onto which four seats, air conditioning, and an aluminium-alloy Defender 110 station wagon’s body will be affixed. For the moment, there are no other details or specs on the truck.

Calum McKechnie, General Manager, Bowler Motors, said: “The Bowler name has stood for innovation for 35 years. The license agreement to produce vehicles with the classic Defender shape gives us a unique opportunity. We’re excited to combine our motorsport experience with the expertise available from Special Vehicle Operations to produce a thrilling competition-inspired Defender 110 Station Wagon for the road.”

Bowler CSP 575 | Photo: Bowler

The Bowler CSP 575 will be built in limited quantities for the UK, select European and overseas markets. Pricing for the new model is expected to be around £200,000 in the UK.

Bowler CSP 575 | Photo: Bowler

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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