The Land Rover Defender is known by many for its sturdy design and excellent off road capabilities. Relatively unchanged since the 1980s, it remains a firm favourite for the military and off road enthusiasts. Two Italian tuning firms have joined forces to give this British 4×4 a make over.

Aznom is one of the two companies involved and are known for their touch up of the Mini Clubman S called the Chateau. Covered in Brown paint with wooden teak-like accents the car looked unique. The other is Italian tuning house Romeo Ferraris which in this case played with the Land Rover Defender’s 2.4-litre turbo diesel four cylinder engine that now produces 152 hp.

Put in charge of the aesthetics, Aznom went on to add a matte two-tone white and black paint job while the front and rear bumpers have been replaced with carbon fibre. Red stripes add a splash of vibrant colour to the mix. The 4×4 will sit on anthracite-finished wheels with Kumho Road Venture tyres.

Inside, the theme seems to be focused on sporting design as it’s covered in Alcantara upholstery, carbon fibre on the interior trim as well as the steering wheel, and also features two-tone tanned Sparco bucket seats.

A different approach to Defender design, I don’t see many loyal Land Rover customers getting out their chequebooks, though it might attract a whole new generation of followers.

Look for a picture gallery after the jump.

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