Built from the ground up

Twisted® Automotive has one mission, to take the iconic LandRover® Defender® and re-engineer it to be the very best vehicle it can be. Twisted will source a base vehicle to convert, restore one already owned or supply new from stock… until they they have all gone. Defender® Production ended 31st January 2016, right then it became an instant classic, Twisted® enhances that legendary status.

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Faster, stronger

Faster, stronger, smoother, tougher, harder, softer, each and every vehicle that leaves our factory is unique. Visit our showroom to see for yourself.

Lovingly Handcrafted

This quintessentially British classic, is loved across the world and at our factory in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, we lovingly handcraft every part of it to meet the exacting standard of our clients, and ourselves.

Built from the ground up
Defender-110-Skeleton-copy

Twisted® Automotive has one mission, to take the iconic LandRover® Defender® and re-engineer it to be the very best vehicle it can be. Twisted will source a base vehicle to convert, restore one already owned or supply new from stock… until they they have all gone. Defender® Production ended 31st January 2016, right then it became an instant classic, Twisted® enhances that legendary status.

Faster, stronger
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Faster, stronger, smoother, tougher, harder, softer, each and every vehicle that leaves our factory is unique. Visit our showroom to see for yourself.

Lovingly Handcrafted
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This quintessentially British classic, is loved across the world and at our factory in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, we lovingly handcraft every part of it to meet the exacting standard of our clients, and ourselves.

Why Twisted

At Twisted® we have dedicated ourselves to a single exceptional vehicle, both us and our customers know that we do it better than anyone else. We have only ever worked with the Defender® and as a result we know it inside and out, we understand its DNA. What makes it great; and where its weaknesses lie. In fact, Twisted® is unique, just like each vehicle it builds; no other company focus entirely on Defender® in this way. Over the years, continued product development and exceptionally high engineering standards have produced a range of Twisted® specific components that make the iconic Defender® better than it has ever been. We have improved the original, no change is detrimental and occasionally we have created something that people said wasn’t possible. We have worked tirelessly with the best component manufacturers in the world to create enhancements exclusive to Twisted®. Our engineers and designers know that modifying a Land Rover® properly takes more than a set of alloys and privacy glass; each client and vehicle is different and to meet our exacting standards is a bolt by bolt, hand crafted, time intensive process.

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Our History

Twisted was born from the passion of one man for this iconic British vehicle. The business was established in 2001, but the love affair with the Defender® started much earlier.

As a child, our founder Charles Fawcett was surrounded by Landrover® vehicles. His father had been involved in the sale and repair of this rugged vehicle since the 1970’s and ran a 4×4 off-road driving centre. As early as 11 years old, Charles had his own Series 3 pick up, one that didn’t always run. When you’re up to your knees in mud in a North Yorkshire field, with a machine that won’t move, there’s only one course of action – work out how to fix it.

Charles joined the family business in 1995 and in 2000 set up Twisted® as a side operation, offering tuning and performance enhancements for the then range of Land Rover® 200/300tdi Defender®, Discovery® and Range Rover®.

By 2008 the demand for expert advice and quality modification had grown and Twisted® became a full time operation. From 2009 the team focussed solely on the Defender® and the rest, as they say is history.