Jaguar Land Rover SVO reveals a one-off Land Rover Defender, which will be used to carry the Webb-Ellis Rugby Cup around the UK

Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations Division has revealed a bespoke version of the Land Rover Defender, which will be used to transport Rugby’s Webb Ellis Cup on its 100-day tour around the UK.

The bespoke Defender, which was revealed in London earlier today, features a trophy cabinet at the rear, while its lighting, temperature and locking mechanism are controlled by a specially developed app. A 40in television screen also features.

Based on the Autobiography edition, which was announced earlier this year, this Defender gets 148bhp from its 2.2-litre diesel engine. The seats are trimmed with Windsor leather, while the exterior sports LED headlights and bespoke graphics to celebrate the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

SVO boss John Edwards said: “It’s been a privilege to work on this one-off Land Rover. The Rugby World Cup 2015 Defender is the perfect showcase for the ability of our Special Vehicle Operations division to make bespoke vehicles.

"From the illuminated trophy cabinet at the back to its luxury interior, every aspect of this unique and special vehicle has been carefully engineered to provide the ultimate platform for the Webb Ellis Cup as it travels around the UK.”

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22 May 2015
Far superior to what Khan did to the Defender! And what better way to bling up a Landy than with the Rugby World Cup!

22 May 2015
If the Pope ever falls into a miniaturisation machine I'm certain it can be repurposed quite quickly. After the Rugby World Cup of course.

22 May 2015
Would be more appropriate for cricket

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