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Twisted appoint new Project Manager

Following several new additions to the team in 2017, Twisted Automotive has once again re-invested in the growth of the business with the appointment of a new Project Manager. Having gained four years of experience in …

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Twisted appoint new Project Manager

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Read Issue 1 of our Newspaper here:

Twisted. Issue 1. Winter 2017. From all at Team Twisted, if you can’t call in to pick up your copy at our HQ, then this is the place to read all about what’s been going...

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Customer Car : In for a pit stop

Surprisingly, there isn’t too many similarities between a Twisted Defender and Red bull Racing 2017 RB13 Formula 1 Car. Designed in partnership with Alcon® these Twisted® brake callipers have been specially engineered to give exceptional...

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North Atlantic Road Trip 2017 – The journey of a lifetime!

Just a few short weeks into starting his new role as Twisted Automotive’s new Marketing Co-ordinator, James Ayre was invited to take part in the North Atlantic Road Trip, a five-day drive from Copenhagen, Denmark,...

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Access all areas for Twisted Open Day

We were excited to recently throw open our doors to customers and enthusiasts for the third annual Twisted® summer open day. With the Yorkshire sun shining down on us, we welcomed over 200 people onto...

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Twisted to showcase stunning range at Goodwood Revival

We’re excited to be showcasing some of our stunning Land Rover® Defender® vehicles at this week’s Goodwood Revival festival. The range on show will include the magnificent Bahama Gold retro vehicle, ‘Colonel Mustard’, that belongs...

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Twisted does Defender Jam

Defender Jam was the inaugural running for what I can already say will grow into a major event on the Scottish Defender enthusiast calendar. We had been in contact with Martyn the organiser through instagram...

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Sean Conway and Colonel Mustard take on The Highlands

A Bahama Gold Twisted 110, a world-record-holding adventure enthusiast, miles of beautiful highland scenery and a drone, contribute to a thrilling trip north of the border. North Yorkshire to Glasgow was the first part of the journey....

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Twisted Field Sports Cabinet

Exclusive Field Sports Cabinet Available   Twisted Automotive has commissioned two solid oak field sport storage cabinets, to fit the Defender 90 and 110 Utility models.   This exquisite unit is built locally in North Yorkshire...

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Goodwood Festival of Speed

  We were so excited to be at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed this past weekend, where we showcased our new range of Classic Twisted vehicles. Since its establishment in 1993, Goodwood has developed...

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Twisted® reveal new classic range

Ever since we bought the last of the Defender® line we’ve been busy working out how to best protect their heritage and keep their spirit going for generations to come – and the Classic Twisted...

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Ten years! Where did that go…?

It’s March 2007 and I had managed to secure four of the very last TD5 90 County Hard tops from Farnell Land Rover® in the centre of Leeds. I called Lombard, arranged some finance and...

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The Build of a Colonel

It was back in mid 2016 when we first had contact from Sean Conway via an Instagram message to Charlie, our MD and owner, saying how much he loved the work we do. Knowing Sean...

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A farewell from John…

When I started with Twisted in 2009 I was briefly the only employee of Charles Fawcett our MD. That quickly changed and over the past seven years I have seen the company expand and grow...

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Goodwood Members’ Meeting – A Round Up

The Members’ Meeting is always a great show to attend, for anyone who loves their classic cars this is the one to be seen at, and with the Defender quickly becoming an icon it made...

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Defender – A Year On…

Charles Fawcett – Twisted Automotive I was asked the other day, how business has been since the end of Defender production? I think we all believed that, in a sense, Armageddon was coming – The...

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Back to the Land Rover Roots

The Defender is a classic but without the love of the Series One it might have been a different story! We invited some of the local Land Rover Series One Owners Club to come and...

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Together We’re Stronger

As everyone knows Twisted was set up in 2001 to create the best Defenders in the world and, even if we say so ourselves, we think we’re doing a pretty good job at that! What...

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Surf’s Up!

Whether you surf alone, with a friend or have to be part of a pack in front of a crowd, you are part of a community that exists in a tiny proportion of sports. Surfing...

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A trip back in time… Goodwood Revival 2016

It’s that time of year again when the Twisted team make the Pilgrimage to the most prestigious classic car gathering in the country – Goodwood Revival. So after a busy week prior with the Twisted...

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2016 Twisted Open Day

The week running up to our open day wasn’t the best… The rain was pouring and the breeze was chilly. Not the best combination for an outdoor open day, never the less we continued the...

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Great Yorkshire Show 2016

The Great Yorkshire Show is a prestigious local agricultural event in Harrogate but it’s not just farming and showing animals, there’s everything there that you could possibly think of, from banks to fashion, tractors to...

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VIDEO: Building a Twisted Defender by Mr Porter

Mr Porter is a hugely successful clothing brand, retailing across the world and when they asked to come up and create a mini film at Twisted, of course yes was the answer! The phone call...

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PRESS: GQ Magazine: THE TWISTED LAND ROVER DEFENDER HAS 430BHP AND YOU WANT ONE

GQ Magazine writer Matt Jones, took the Twisted V8 for a spin. Read his initial reactions here

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PRESS: First Drive: Twisted Defender 110 T60

Press Association Motoring Editor Matt Joy gives a thorough insight into the Twisted T60 Read More HERE

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VIDEO: A Twisted Defender on the production line at Solihull

Watch as the bulkhead is fitted to the chassis of one of our last new Land Rover Defenders.

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PRESS: Lux Worldwide Article

‘The definitive guide to luxury’ takes a look at the refined Defender. “Specialists in redesigning the Defender in order to exceed expectations and be the best car it can be, Twisted Automotive take the original...

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PRESS: CLASSIC DRIVER ARTICLE

Juliette Loughran takes the Twisted Defender through the streets of London Read more here

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PRESS: GENTLEMAN’S JOURNAL

Rory Smith takes a look at Twisted and discusses Keeping the Defender Dream Alive.

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VIDEO: TWISTED SHOOT – BEHIND THE SCENES

Take a look behind the scenes at the Twisted photo shoot video, where fashion meets automotive.

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VIDEO: CHARLES CHATS TO REUTERS

Charles answers the question on everyone’s lips, “What will Twisted do when Land Rover ceases production of the Defender?” Watch the video here…

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PRESS: Living North Feature

A no holds barred discussion with Charles Fawcett on the Twisted values, “…Pimping and blinging are words that are actually banned in this office.” – See more here.

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PRESS: BUSINESS QUARTER

Business Quarter asks Charles Fawcett what’s going to happen to Twisted when Land Rover Defender production ceases. “Described by its owner as ‘possibly the saddest and most exciting time for Twisted and the Land Rover...

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PRESS: THIS IS MONEY FEATURE

This Is Money ponder the future of the Land Rover Defender. “Based in North Yorkshire, Twisted can spend over 300 hours on each model, tinkering with everything from simple bolts, to full engine rebuilds and...

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PRESS: HYPEBEAST FEATURE

Hypebeast take a look at the Xcar Twisted video. “With a forecourt stocked with over 40 Defenders at any one time, Twisted’s business of tuning and refining the British icon for a more comfortable on-road...

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PRESS: AUTOBLOG FEATURE

Chris Bruce takes a look at the Xcar Twisted video. “Rows of bays are now lined with Land Rovers going through the upgrade process and more examples are on display outside.” Xcar shows off Twisted’s...

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PRESS: CARSCOOPS FEATURE

Carscoops takes a closer look at the Twisted offering via the Xcar video. “As one would expect, there’s not much to fix about the Land Rover Defender’s off-road capabilities, so the tuning company focuses on...

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PRESS: MACHINERY MARKET FEATURE

Machinery Market reports on Max Chilton joining the Twisted team. “I’m really excited to be representing them and delighted to have them as an official supporter.” Twisted Automotive signs racing driver

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MAX CHILTON SIGNS DEAL WITH TWISTED AUTOMOTIVE

British racing star Max Chilton has signed to become an international brand ambassador for Land Rover Defender specialists, Twisted Automotive. The deal represents a multi-year partnership that will see Max support the brand across digital...

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PRESS: YORK PRESS FEATURE

York Press reports on Twisted’s £7m investment in new vehicles. “The investment follows an upsurge in overseas demand for Twisted’s take on the Land Rover Defender, having received inquiries from 18 countries as fans of the vehicle...

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PRESS: THE BUSINESS DESK

The Business Desk reports on Twisted’s large scale investment. Charles Fawcett, managing director of Twisted, said: “Our new range has attracted a great deal of interest from around the world and our order book is...

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PRESS: FARMERS WEEKLY REVIEW

Love Land Rover’s Defender, but long for a bit more luxury? James Andrews from Farmers Weekly thinks he has the answer. “Twisted operates from a fairly run-of-the-mill Thirsk industrial estate, but the Land Rover Defender...

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PRESS: BUSINESS QUARTER

The Business Quarter interviews Charles Fawcett to learn more about Twisted. “From humble beginnings in the muddy fields of North Yorkshire, Twisted Defender is fast becoming a global phenomenon with Hollywood A-listers, princesses and kings...

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PRESS: PERRYS FEATURE

Perrys delve into the Twisted world and consider ice cream… “Twisted Automotive is to the Defender what triple chocolate chip ice cream is to vanilla; once you’ve had a taste of the extreme, you’ll never...

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PRESS: Truck Yeah

Truck Yeah takes a look at what Twisted has to offer. “Twisted Automotive is to Land Rover Defenders what Singer is to air-cooled Porsches. Once you’ve seen their products, only slightly twisted Defenders will do.”...

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PRESS: YORKSHIRE POST INTERVIEW

Bernard Ginns, Business Editor at the Yorkshire Post interviews Charles Fawcett. “Modestly perhaps, Fawcett says he is no mechanic or engineer, but conversation reveals a deep understanding of his raw materials.” It’s Land Rover and over...

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TWISTED ARE DRIVING 21ST CENTURY STYLE

When the word fashion comes to mind – do you automatically think catwalks, current trends or the latest admired style? How about Twisted Defenders? No? Well… let us redefine your perceptions of fashion. Fashion designers...

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TWISTED COME TO THE DEFENDER’S DEFENCE

The Land Rover Defender, one of the longest produced vehicles in the world is to cease production towards the end of2015. It will have had a lifespan of 67 years, with many memorable achievements along...

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PRESS: CHRIS EVANS REVIEWS T80 110 XS

Chris Evans reviewed the Twisted T80 110 XS  for the Daily Mail and gave it a well deserved 5 out of 5 stars. Not only did Chris enjoy the test drive he now has a...

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OFFICIAL SOUTH WEST UK DEALER FOR TWISTED

Williams Automobiles have been established since 1911 and are the ultimate dealership for British performance cars with the exclusive brands of Morgan and Lotus under one roof. The successful addition of the Twisted Automotive range...

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PRESS: CHRIS KNAPMAN TELEGRAPH REVIEW

Twisted received 4 out of 5 stars from Chris Knapman, the Telegraph Media Group’s Contributing Editor for motoring. Chris is pleasantly surprised after a test drive in our Twisted Defender read the full article here…...

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IN WITH THE NEW OUT WITH THE OLD

Thank you to our happy customer who has kindly sent us a photograph of his old 191,000 mile TD5 and the brand new Twisted replacement. We first met John at the CLA Game Fair at...

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TOP MARQUES FOR TRYING – BUT WE HAVE TO DRIVE HOME IN IT

Monaco. Prince Albert. Pagani. McLaren. Twisted Defender from Yorkshire: It’s not often you see that collection of words in the same sentence – and even more rarely see them all in the same place at...

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PRESS: AUTOCAR REVIEW

Autocar’s first drive review of the Twisted 110 Utility 3.2 Ultimate. “A bigger diesel could conceivably have ruined the Defender, but Twisted’s five-pot prototype proves a likeable Shire horse.” “Not only does this cleave the standard...

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TWISTED LAUNCHES CRUISE CONTROL FOR MILE-MUNCHING DEFENDERS

Inevitably, cruise control had barely established itself as the must-have option on vehicles in the USA when one of the manufacturers was hit with a writ: some bloke had picked up his Winnebago, settled onto...

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TWISTED NAME CHANGE – WE’RE A MORE ROUNDED AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS

Twisted is changing its name – in fact we’ve already changed it to Twisted Automotive Limited to reflect our broadening range of design, development and manufacturing services. Those in the know know that Twisted is...

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IT COULD ALL GET A LITTLE KIMI IN 2014

Why are we sponsoring a race team? Well, “why?” is a question that comes up so often in car-land. There’s actually no logic behind why anybody would want to throw money at something that costs...

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TWISTED PROJECT V8

Having now covered over 6000 miles through Europe and Russia without a single glitch, the very first Corvette powered Defender 110 from Twisted has proved its self, we are so excited to announce production is...

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PRESS: AUTO EXPRESS REVIEW

The Twisted P10 gets reviewed in a group test with the Mercedes G-Class. “Want a car that’s equal parts tradition and bling? Then the Twisted is for you. It can be extensively personalised, but still has...

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PRESS: METRO RED EDITION REVIEW

Richard Yarrow awards the Twisted Red Edition four stars. “Currently in the workshop are three vehicles going to a foreign royal family and almost everything is being changed. That includes replacing the standard 2.2-litre diesel...

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Tabias Mews spots his ‘dream car’ in Wandsworth. “You should check out their website – it’s enough to make you drool.” Twisted Performance – perhaps the ultimate Land Rover Defender?

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PRESS: NORTHERN ECHO GUMBALL FEATURE

The Northern Echo reports on Twisted’s preparations for the Gumball Rally. “Their latest adventure will see the off-roaders taking part in the famous Gumball 3000, an event that involves some of the most iconic and...

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PRESS: RED EDITION EVO REVIEW

Henry Catchpole takes the Twisted Red Edition out on the road and reports back. ” The measure of how much I liked the Red is that I instantly went to Twisted’s website and started speccing...

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PRESS: CLASSIC DRIVER SPECIAL EDITIONS REVIEW

Joe Breeze takes a look at the Twisted French, Retro and Alpine editions for Classic Driver. “The company’s experience in Land Rovers is evident, proven not only by the quality of the vehicles shown here, but...

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