The Bowler CSP V8 Prototype P1 off-roader will feature a classic Land Rover Defender look at The Classic Sale, hosted by Silverstone Auctions. The prototype is built on Bowler’s proprietary Cross Sector Platform (CSP) chassis, powered by a five-liter supercharged V8 engine and complies with Tuareg Rally or Baja Aragon rally raids. They are planning to earn 120-150 thousand pounds sterling for the car.
Bowler has been building sport utility vehicles based on Land Rover models since 1985. In 2019, the workshop was absorbed by Jaguar Land Rover and made part of the Special Vehicle operations division. In the new status, Blower will participate in special projects, and will also revive the classic Defender, competing with Ineos Grenadier. The new old Defs will be based on the 2014 CSP chassis. By the way, the CSP V8 Prototype P1 for sale is built on it.
In this case, the car is far from a collector’s item. For example, the current owner, ex-Bowler director Richard Hayward, competed in the 2019 British Cross Country Championship. According to Hayward, this is one of the fastest and most exciting cars the company has produced. And this particular instance, equipped with a 575-horsepower Jaguar compressor V8, contributed to the development of the Bulldog and CSP 575 models.
The CSP 575 SUV, Bowler’s debut after joining JLR, is known to be powered by a supercharged V8 5.0 from the Range Rover Sport SVR. The unit will produce 575 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque, so the dynamic performance of the SUV will be enviable. The same anniversary Defender Works V8 70th Edition with a 405-horsepower “eight” accelerates to one hundred in 5.6 seconds, and Bowler Bulldog is enough for four.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Land Rover Defender 2020 from the FineAuto team: