How Would You Rate this Defender Paul Smith Special Edition?
The English fashion designer, Sir Paul Smith, has joined Land Rover for a special one-off project involving the legendary Defender. The vehicle has this unique stance due to the hand-finished artwork that was specifically created by company's Special Vehicle Operations division. As you can see, this Defender is pretty much odd. However, it has been inspired by Britain and its countryside and by those vehicles used by the Armed Forces. The design is undoubtedly playful and includes details that could not be seen anywhere else.
The individualized car is excessively colorful. The designer has chosen exactly 27 different colors for the exterior. To me, this looks like a Lego made vehicle and I am not sure whether the parts fitted here were the original ones. Of course, this is just an opinion that can not measure the talent of the famous designer. Or could it?
We see the same approach throughout the interior, but in addition there are some very strange design highlights. The good thing is that the Defender has kept its feeling of luxury. The reason for this is the utilization of the finest fabrics and leathers for the seats.
Moreover, the minimum amount of black leather found inside is contrasted via blue stitching, while the odd details are hidden in place one can never expect. Take for instance the photograph of set of keys that was printed inside the glove compartment, or the hand-painted bee on the roof.
One detail I really like is the Paul Smith clock which replaces the standard one. The other thing is that this is a Defender model. And that's it … In other words the car has kept its traditional elements that made it iconic. Such are the wing mirrors, door handles and wheels that are given here a satin finish. And this is probably the most refined element of this car.
Source: Land Rover