RIVOLVE DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
Our powertrains are designed and engineered entirely in-house using the very best components. Our team draws from a lifetime of passion, experience and expertise in our field, the Land Rover Defender in all its guises from 1983 to 2016, making it better in every way like no other. We offer everything from simple remapping to V8 conversions, we've invested huge amounts of time and resources to develop a range of the more modern GM 5.3 and 6.2 litre V8 engines, giving both 6 speed manual and 8 speed automatic rather than the older 6 speed auto you find with the LS 3. Your driving experience is so much smoother with further performance gained from slicker, smoother gear change from the 8 speed auto or for those who just love that manual change experience try our 5.3 V8 manual solution.
At Rivolve we know that the world doesn’t stand still. We’ve seen it with our own eyes having designed, built and used Defenders for, and in environments all over the globe. That journey continues today and it continues to take us to exciting places.
As the world changes and we adapt with it, an E.V solution seemed like a natural progression for our Defenders. We had little interest in simply being the first to market, for us it was imperative that our offering was capable, reliable and functional. A big part of that was incorporating something that has always been fundamental to our Defenders, and that was to maintain, and where possible, enhance the character of the vehicle. With that in mind our E.V conversion offers no compromise and only enhancement. Our solution is more capable off road due to the programming of torque delivery, it can wade due to its IP68 waterproof rating and, in line with the characteristic that has kept the classic Defender alive for so long, it’s upgradable.
Our aim, always to mix up the very best look and style whilst encompassing the upmost of comfort, luxury and convenience for your journeys whether long adventures or short hops to the beach. We are blessed to have an outstanding team of time served experts to cover every aspect of your build, to craft the best. We have onsite trimmers and upholsterers together with sound engineers who all work with you to build your Defender interior, to give a pleasing look while adding further comfort for those longer journeys. We are the sole UK importers and distributors for Scheel-Mann comfort sports seats, specifically designed and built for the Land Rover Defender. We can supply in matching XS Defender part leather trim Scheel-mann traveller seats or trim them to match your individual interior with further option to add a second pair in the second row of any 110 or 130 Station Wagon. For those who love that Retro classic look we have developed our own range of Classic Retro comfort seats, which are a redesigned Defender seat now with far more comfort. Formed with a more classical car look incorporating raised wing shoulders that sweep up next to a far deeper head rest just liked those old Rover cars from the 70s. So with re-trimmed standard Defender seats, Scheel-Mann traveller and our own range of Classic Retro comfort seats there is a fabulous seat solution to suit, to further enhance the style and comfort of your Land Rover Defender.
Our creative nature continues to shine through. Always at the front of the pack, our 34 years enhancing, building and supplying Land Rover Defenders keeps us in front of the imitators. It can be the simplest addition of a slightly smaller, more stylish steering wheel to aid the feel as you drive, as you manoeuvre to park in those tight spots. It will take your elbow away from the Defender door trim, all this from a simple fix. You can follow with a set of our leather or canvas dash pods that can sit on a reworked dashboard assembly. We remain the only company who offer the service to remove the dash board assembly and prepare, etch prime, paint a top coat in high gloss or satin finish to give an exact match to your Defender body or contrast colour which might match further interior enhancements all adding to a fabulous individual look. That Retro look we all seem to crave for these days works so well with a fully coloured dash assembly with contrasting leather or canvas dash pods and grab handle.
Now it’s been 6 short years since the last Defender rolled off the production line it’s time to reflect and look after your investment. If it’s had to earn it’s keep or cart the family around maybe it’s time for a refresh or an enhancement program. Maybe it’s time to give it a new personality, a new stance to surprise the crowd, to be able to tell them it’s just my old Defender but now waring a sharp suit covering a new performance regime, out with the smoky old deisel, in with the silky smooth petrol V8 or maybe a program for that old deisel to turn it into a more enjoyable, smoother finely tuned TDci.
Go back as many years as you like as we welcome all with your cherished Land Rovers with stories to tell. It’s all a pleasure from a full rebuild, new chassis, refurnished body and stylist new interior, change from hard top to soft back or change from a few horses to a stampede. Our Rivolve program of works offer so, so much, all at our Peterborough facility in Cambridgeshire, like no other out there. We proudly take our lead from Andrew Harrison - Smith, our managing director, our mentor and passionate rider and driver of everything Land Rover since 1964. Only wishing to make it better.
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