An automotive trend that is sure to catch the attention of all passersby is the 6×6 drivetrain conversion – where a truck or SUV body is extended in order to fit four separate rear wheels behind the cab, creating a six-wheel-drive vehicle. That’s not to be confused with a dually, which has dual rear wheels side-by-side.
We’ve covered these types of vehicles before, and each one seems to try and out-do the last. However, this particular 6×6 Land Rover Defender seems to top them all in its own unique way, while cradling a GM engine.
Officially called Land Rover Defender 110 Flying Huntsman 6×6 Pickup, it may just be the most luxurious vehicle in the segment. Starting with the basics, it is built off a 110 Crew Caab model. The body is then extended 880 millimeter (35.6 inches) to fit the additional rear axle.
The rear section of the vehicle frame is from the smaller Defender 90 model, and grafted in to complete the bodywork. The end product is also a claimed 150 millimeters (5.9 inches) wider than a regular Defender 110. The Santorini Black exterior adds the requisite touch of menace that this bodywork deserves.
The Land Rover Defender 110 Flying Huntsman 6×6 Pickup is powered by GM‘s 430 horsepower 6.2L LS3 V8 engine making 430 horsepower. The Chevrolet’s legendary LS Series Small Block engines have become the choice powerplants for restored and customized Defenders, thanks to their customizability, durability, compact dimensions and healthy output.
The LS3 is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission, and the six-wheel-drive drivetrain is electronically-switchable. The beast also features a two inch suspension lift to clear the 265/65R18 all-terrain tires, which wrap retro Land Rover-inspired wheels.
The bold exterior of this Land Rover Defender Flying Huntsman is matched with a world class luxury interior, with fully-quilted leather-wrapped interior in a two-tone tan and black combination. The sport bucket seats are produced by Kahn, the customizer behind this vehicle, and look stunning.
This particular example of the Land Rover Defender, on sale by the manufacturer, is a 2017 model and has just 101 miles on the odometer, with one previous owner. The ad specifies that this truck would originally cost around $410,000 to purchase new, so the asking price of $290,000 seems like a bargain.
Source: Kahn Automobiles