Frequently Asked Questions
Since the formation of Twisted in 2000, we have dedicated ourselves to the improvement, restoration and re-engineering of a single iconic vehicle – the Land Rover Defender. Throughout that time we have encountered a few questions on a frequent basis. In case you’re wondering, here are the answers:
What is Twisted?
We specialise in taking the standard Defender and making extensive modifications, whilst keeping the essence of what the Land Rover should be. Our engineers can spend over 300 hours improving everything from simple bolts, to full engine rebuilds and luxury interiors designed around the customer’s individual requirements.
A Twisted Defender is the ultimate expression of modern dynamism and luxury. A vehicle that is as comfortable off-road as it is on the autobahn. Twisted never loses what makes a Defender great but simply makes each vehicle the best it can be.
Are you part of Land Rover?
No, we’re an entirely separate company. Twisted Automotive restores and modifies existing Land Rover Defenders. Twisted Automotive is not sponsored, associated, approved, endorsed nor, in any way, affiliated with Jaguar Land Rover (see our T&Cs for full details).
How does Twisted differ from the competition?
Twisted has built an international reputation for quality engineering and a creative approach to meeting the needs of the most demanding customers. We’re not limited to cosmetic enhancements, a large part of what we do involves not only making Defenders drive better, but also last longer.
How can I tell if a Defender is a genuine Twisted?
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – or so we’re told. There are a handful of imposters out there, but thankfully only a true Twisted vehicle will have the ‘Twisted Build Plaque’ proudly on display on the dashboard. However, we do offer a Drive In / Drive Out service and Twisted parts are available to buy at our on-line store. So, if a vehicle looks like one of ours, but doesn’t have the Twisted Build Plaque, it’s not necessarily a fake. Some people choose to improve their existing Defender, either gradually over time, or by booking in for a complete overhaul. Whilst these Defenders are undoubtedly improved, and part of the Twisted extended family, only full-spec vehicles receive the Twisted Build Plaque.
You can check the validity of any individual Twisted parts, or work undertaken, by asking for the supporting documentation which is always provided by us at the point of transaction.
If I want a Twisted Defender, what are my options?
There are 3 options:
1 – Buy a new Twisted Defender from us. We have a stock of new Defenders bought from a Jaguar Land Rover Dealership and Twisted Automotive are the first registered owners. This is a crucial piece of information in the vehicle achieving a Twisted Build Plaque. This vehicle can entirely be specified to your individual choice and must be enhanced to a minimum of our T40 specification.
2- Bring your own Defender to our Drive In/Drive Out service. This can range from a small job such as wheels and tyres, through to a full restoration and re-build of your vehicle including new engine. We would be delighted to discuss this with you.
3- Buy a second hand Twisted Defender. We hold various used Twisted vehicles which can be found on our website, however, if you do buy a used Twisted Defender elsewhere, please do feel free to contact us for authentication.
Does your work invalidate warranty?
Changing standard manufacturers parts does invalidate Land Rover warranty. However, we do warrant all of our work to coincide with Land Rover warranty wherever possible. Feel free to give us a call if you have a specific query you’d like to discuss.
What age Defenders do you work on?
Do you provide in-house servicing?
What are Twisted going to do when Land Rover stop making the Defender?
We have enough new Defenders in stock to last for the next few years. The Twisted story doesn’t end there though, we’ll continue to offer our Drive In/Drive Out service for customer owned Defenders. From soundproofing, to stainless fixings and engine power upgrades, to full individual conversions. We also offer a restoration service for Defenders in need of a little TLC. Whatever your Defender needs, our dedicated workshop team will be here to help.
Are all your Defenders modified in some way?
Yes. But some more than others. Experience has shown that some sympathetic future proofing and reliability enhancements really do make the ownership and driving experience more pleasant and fulfilling. Very few clients do not take advantage of the Twisted experience.
Can you export Twisted Defenders?
Yes. There are certain countries with import restrictions, but we will always assist in any way possible.
Can I have left or right hand drive?
Yes, no problem at all!