South Carolina-based tuning company Himalaya is widely revered as one of the best Land Rover Defender innovators, and now it’s unveiling its biggest creation to date – the Land Rover Defender 130 ‘Summit Series’ in all-black.
Himalaya’s unique SUV proves that this genre can still be experienced in style and ultimate luxury. By way of example, the Summit Series Defender features a black leather-trimmed interior accented with all-round red stitching. Modern amenities like heated seats, a digital dashboard , a variety of BlackVue 4K HD cameras with 360° viewing and remote viewing and recording capabilities, a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, and a 1,000-watt JL Audio DSP amplifier and eight JL Audio speakers in the cabin combine to make this a luxury SUV for both on-road and off.

As expected, our SUV also received a healthy performance boost. In place of tuning the existing unit, Himalaya has installed a supercharged Corvette LT4 engine that offers 650 horsepower, and paired it with an eight-speed automatic that sends power to all four wheels. Braking power is courtesy of Brembo discs, while a unique four-link adjustable coilover suspension helps it cope with all types of terrain.
At Himalaya, our specialty is to preserve the legendary spirit of the vintage Defender while infusing these rigs with the ability to handle anything the modern world throws at them,” notes Greg Shondel, Himalaya President. “Himalaya’s newest Summit Series 130 is a fantastic cross between a showcase of our strength in restoration and the company’s remarkable engineering down to the smallest detail. This new Himalaya Summit Series 130 showcases one of the world’s most sought-after classic SUV designs while still offering powerful performance and complete comfort.

Take a look at the Himalayan Land Rover Defender 130 “Summit Series” in black above and visit the Himalayan website to find out more about your dream SUV. The cars range in price from US$250,000 to US$300,000.

Adam Gubán

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