ARES Design Land Rover Defender

When Land Rover launched its utilitarian 4x4 back in 1948 it can’t possibly have imagined that in 70 years’ time it would still have a dedicated following and an appeal that transcends social and geographical barriers. Everyone, it would seem, loves the Defender and the ARES Design Land Rover Defender is the ultimate expression of the 4x4, offering power, poise, luxury and panache in one stunning package. It is a thoroughly re-engineered example of what can be achieved with a keen eye for design coupled with engineering excellence. ARES will build 53 examples of its Defender in a project in which it has teamed up with legendary Land Rover specialist JE Motor Works. The ARES Design Land Rover Defender is the finest example of the bespoke Defender off-roader on the road today.


Base car model year: 2014

Engine type: V8 supercharged

Displacement [cc]: 4698

Power [Hp]: 475

Torque [Nm]: TBD

Transmission: 6 speed automatic, four wheel drive with rear limited-slip differential

Suspension: Coil spring + Fox 2.0 shock absorber

Brake: AP Racing and electronic parking brake

Wheels: ARES 18" inch

Tyres: 305/70r18 Cooper Discoverer

Mud Terrain: STT PRO

All Terrain: ST MAXX

Maximum Speed [Km/h]: 150 limited

Production: 8 weeks


  • Part of the bodywork has been redone using premium quality carbon fiber
    • - Protections designed specifically for off-road vehicles composed of:
    • - Front and rear bumpers for heavy duty use
    • - Front side protection
    • - Side steps
    • - Reinforced front and rear recovery tow point
    • - Warn’s front Winch
  • New front and rear light units in LED technology


  • Original steel frame with side and cross members
  • 50mm lift kit suspension


  • Fully customize based on customer design request
  • Handcrafted artisan interior panels in leather, carbon and aluminium
  • Custom made sports steering wheel incorporating precious material inserts in fiber


  • Hi Fi system with navigation and bluetooth

Offroad Capabality

  • The new powerful V8 engine with the new automatic transmission allows extraordinary off road performance.
  • In extreme situations you can rely on ARB differentials to get optimal traction.
  • The high pressure shock absorbers from Fox allow excellent performance on any road surface.