Though not ostensibly car people here at Coolector HQ, if there was one vehicle that we’d like to see in our garage, it’s a Land Rover Defender and if there was workshop that we could get to build it, it would unquestionably be UK based, Arkonik. It’s because of amazing bespoke projects like this Artful Dodger Land Rover Defender that we’ve fallen for Arkonik’s capabilities and if you’re after a machine purpose built for adventure, this is the workshop for you.
The Arkonik Artful Dodger Land Rover Defender is one of their bespoke projects built on behalf of a client and it boasts all the rugged, eye-catching attention to detail that we’ve come to expect from this skilled team of engineers, designers and craftsmen. This impeccable looking machine is a Willow Green 110 station wagon which offers a whole host of premium off-road features which are all powered by an uncompromising 3.5L V8 gasoline engine.
We always love the sleek, elegant visual impact of all the Land Rover Defenders that Arkonik create but we’re particularly enamoured with the aesthetics of this Artful Dodger iteration. This magnificent looking beast has satin Black KAHN Defend 1948 16″ alloy wheels which have been wrapped in BFGoodrich AT tyres. This is complimented by a KBX signature grille, an A-bar with 2x Hella Rally 4000 spotlights, a WARN Zeon 12-S winch, Optimill door handles, wing-top vents and side air intake for what is truly a breathtaking exterior. Last but not least, you’ll find a Front Runner roof rack with rear ladder and side mounted; shovel, axe and high-lift jack kit for the ultimate in adventure ready rides.
As good as the outside of this Artful Dodger Land Rover Defender from Arkonik is, they’ve always excelled in making the insides look a million dollars too and it’s no exception on this occasion. This stunning steed has more majestic features that you can shake a stick at when you open the doors and these include bespoke Black and Nutmeg leather seating trim, Modular front row heated seats with custom embroidered headrests, two premium high back heated centre row seats with a central cubby box, two tip-up seats in the load area and black nylon headlining and side panels.
Just when you think things couldn’t get any more luxurious within the Artful Dodger, the good news just keeps on coming with the premium leather stitched gear gaiter with black anodised alloy gearknobs, wonderfully luxurious leather door cards, an Arkon X leather steering wheel that delivers an unparalleled visual impact and a premium Pioneer sound system with Apple CarPlay and reverse camera display that will sate the appetite of the tech lovers out there.
So far as creating breathtaking bespoke vehicles is concerned, Arkonik are one of the best in the business in our opinion here at Coolector HQ and they consistently showcase this fact with amazing offerings like this Artful Dodger Land Rover Defender. Glorious to look at, luxurious as they come and capable of tackling almost any terrain that you throw at it, this extraordinary looking contraption is a one in a million offering.
Arkonik are producing bespoke, custom Land Rovers at an incredible rate and they’ve already got a thoroughly impressive back catalogue of vehicles under their belt but this Artful Dodger is one of their coolest and most intricate to date. Overflowing with eye-catching detail and wonderfully unique, this is the sort of quality we’ve come to expect from the Somerset based workshop.