Twisted News

Twisted launch in North America

As we look ahead to 2020, we’re incredibly excited to announce that Twisted Automotive is expanding into the USA. In addition to our headquarters in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, Twisted North America will have a base in …

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Twisted launch in North America

An exciting time for Defender: Charles Fawcett’s thoughts explained

A message from our Founder:  “I keep getting asked my opinion on new Defender. I will try to explain:The new Defender is like the new kid on the block with rich parents a super successful big...

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Read Online: Issue VIII of the Twisted Newspaper

This issue allows us to show some of the development work we’re carrying out. It’s not a matter of what we will do when the stock runs out, it’s more a case of what are...

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An Open Day to remember…

Saturday 27th July our HQ here in North Yorkshire welcomed over 600 people and 12 dogs as we hosted our highest attended and most enjoyable Open Day to date! With the Yorkshire rain hammering down...

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Twisted announce exciting new project at Goodwood Festival of Speed

It’s one of the most glamorous events in the motorsport calendar – and this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed was no exception. The sun shone as we welcomed old and new faces alike to our...

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A Busy Year Ahead…!

As I’m sure you can imagine it’s another busy year planned for Team Twisted, beginning with the launch of the last of our publicly available Defender stock on January 29th, we are now well underway...

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Your chance to join us as we Remake History

‘Two years before the end of production Land Rover invited me to place an order, I felt privileged to be in that position, very lucky to have been selected and I guess humble too. I...

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2018: Twisted’s Best Bits

2018 has been another crazy year here at Twisted, with big builds, names and road trips galore. Here is a little insight in to our ‘best bits’. Classic Series II- 2017 saw the build of...

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Team Twisted Expands – Meet the Trio

We would like to introduce you to our three new starters; Joe, Hayley and Katie who all joined the Twisted team last month. Here’s a little more about them, their roles at Twisted & some...

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From County to Classic- The New Wheel Rolls In

It’s an exciting time at Twisted HQ, Father Christmas has visited early and delivered the first batch of our newest wheel. The Twisted Rostyle. Taking inspiration from the 16″ Range Rover wheel, and later on...

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Read Online: Issue V of the Twisted newspaper

What a year it has been for all at Twisted HQ! It’s hard to believe that just twelve months ago we published our 1st issue and since then we haven’t looked back. We think this...

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Legacy vs Heritage- The Twisted Wheel

Like every decision made at Twisted, there is a lot of careful thought and consideration that goes into the development of our products to achieve genuine benefits which outweigh the negatives of a predecessor. There...

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Article: Twisted Founder Charles Fawcett: My Yorkshire

See what our founder Charles Fawcett loves most about Yorkshire…   Where do you live / where are you from? I was born in Harrogate, but I actually grew up in a small hamlet near...

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Read Online: Issue IV of the Twisted newspaper

The Yorkshire 300, an introduction to our head technician & what Jeremy Clarkson thinks of the 110 V8, issue IV is packed with plenty of new and exciting news. Grab a brew and enjoy reading...

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Jamie Oliver’s latest Italian adventure revved up by Twisted

  Twisted Automotive has supplied Jamie Oliver with a vehicle to help the TV chef navigate Italy for his latest project. Oliver’s new show ‘Jamie Cooks Italy’, which sees him embark on a new cooking...

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Top Gear Review: ‘Twisted’s Defender however, has one over Land Rover’s own V8 Defender: it’s better’

 Read what Top Gear’s Rowan Horncastle thought of the Twisted V8, days after testing the original manufacturers V8 works… Click here to read the review:

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Twisted convert Jeremy Clarkson into a fan of the Defender…

In July this year, we were proud to deliver a vehicle to Jeremy Clarkson. We were aware he wasn’t a huge fan of the Defender, but were determined to change that. With the help of...

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Announcing a new partnership with market-leading roof tents and equipment supplier

Twisted Automotive has agreed a deal to become the exclusive Europe-wide distributor of Hannibal roof tents and adventure equipment. Based in South Africa, Hannibal Safari Equipment is recognised as the global leader for roof racks,...

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Twisted and guests embark on first ever Yorkshire 300

As the curtain fell on Twisted’s busiest ever annual Open Day, around 20 of the business’s friends, customers and team members embarked on the inaugural Yorkshire 300; the business’s first ever Twisted Experience. The Y300...

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Read Online: Issue III of the Twisted Newspaper

Tour de Yorkshire, the Monaco twins, new divisions within the Twisted group, issue III is packed with plenty of new and exciting news. Grab a brew and enjoy reading it online by clicking on the...

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Twisted ambassador breaks world cycling record

Twisted ambassador and extreme adventurer, Sean Conway, has smashed a world record this week, becoming the fastest person to cross Europe on a bicycle. Sean’s incredible efforts saw him finish in a time of 24...

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Twisted announces expansion with launch of Coach-works division

  Twisted Automotive has launched a dedicated Coach-works sector, following a £100,000 investment by the business. The move comes as Twisted seeks to expand its Thirsk-based operations, with further announcements outlining the business’s plans for...

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Twisted earns Top Marques in Monaco

April saw a Twisted trip to Monaco for the annual Top Marques event. Top Marques brings together the finest collection of automotive, watch and jewellery brands and is held at the Grimaldi Forum in the heart...

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Twisted rallies support for Indian school

Recently, we have been working in collaboration with Yorkshire-based musician and artist, Ian Scott Massie, to support a school in India. The Karkeri School in Rajasthan, India, located in the North West of the country...

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Twisted founder named among county’s brightest entrepreneurs

Twisted’s founder and managing director, Charles Fawcett, has been named on the prestigious 42 under 42 list, compiled by the Yorkshire Business Insider. The list profiles the region’s top business leaders and entrepreneurs under 42...

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Read Online: Issue II of the Twisted Newspaper:

Twisted. Issue II. Spring 2018. 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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PRESS: T3 test a Classic

In November, we lent a vehicle to T3 magazine and these are their thoughts:

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Read Online: Issue I of the Twisted Newspaper

Twisted. Issue I. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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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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