Land Rover Driving in Miniature
With the new radio control Defenders from Land Rover Gear, you don’t have to own the real thing to experience the thrills of off-road driving.
Authentically scaled from the full-size Defender 90 Station Wagon, the models are 37 cm (14.5 in) long and have accurate representations of the Defender alloy wheels complete with rugged, low profile tyres.
Protected by a tough nudge bar and propelled by a powerful electric motor, these robust models offer four-wheel drive just like the real thing and are capable of negotiating challenging terrain. High speed performance or off-road capability is assured by a two speed gearbox with gear selection controlled from the remote unit. Other radio-controlled functions include the steering as well as the opening and closing doors, two-tone horn and the lighting and indicators. A realistic engine sound adds to the Land Rover feel.
The radio control Defenders are available in two versions. The ‘Land Rover Driving Experience’ version features the silver paintwork of the vehicles used in Land Rover Driving Experience centres around the UK and is complete with authentic decals. The ‘Born Free’ version reflects the vehicles used by the Born Free Foundation which is supported by Land Rover. Distinctively finished in black with white paw print decals, this version even has ‘EL5A’ number plates to recognise the role of Elsa the lioness as the inspiration for the Born Free ideal.
Both versions are priced at £65.00, including the remote controller and a rechargeable battery for the vehicle. The battery takes 12 hours for its first charge which should be taken into consideration if buying for a Christmas present!