“TO THE MAASAI TRIBE, IT’S A BADGE OF HONOUR.
IT’S A CHAMELEON COMMUNICATING.
IT’S THE FERTILE FLUSH OF AFRICAN SOIL.
IT MARKS THE START OF ANOTHER DAY.
AND THE DAWN OF NEW ADVENTURE.
IT’S SYMBOLIC OF A CONTINENT BORN FROM BOLDNESS.
DEFENDER AFRICA LIMITED EDITION.
INSPIRED BY AFRICA.”
As the clock ticks down to the end of production of the timeless, classic, Defender, design, Land Rover have made a limited edition 90 and 110, called the ‘Africa’.
There are 50 of them in the world. It is to celebrate 67 years of Land Rover heritage. Why they didn’t make 67 of the Defender Africa, then, I’m not too sure.
But, it surely is a very special looking vehicle.
It comes in Santorini Black with a striking shade of red for the roof, black seat covers with red piping, black ‘saw tooth’ alloys, Defender: Africa decals, and Bluetooth connectivity.
For further pimping you can opt for the following extra’s: a snorkel air intake, a capacious roof rack, a convenient rear step, flashy bumper caps, and, for when you come across that fallen tree disguised in a thicket of nettles, a front protection bar.
2.2 litres of Land Rover optimism, under the bonnet. 90 mph of hair-greying speed. This is all we know so far, but I’m sold already.