Bowler pioneered rally raid cars in the UK and is a global market leader in the production of racing and all-terrain performance vehicles, all of which are Powered by Land Rover. Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, the Bowler Wildcat (produced from 1997 to 2007) and Nemesis (2006-2011), the new EXR was designed, developed and produced to compete in the world’s toughest rally raid events, including the Dakar Rally, the Silk Way Rally and those that comprise the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies. These off-road events last between three and 15 days, with up to 900 kilometres covered each day. Several generations of Bowler models, including the latest EXR model, will be competing in the Rally Reykjavik in Iceland in September and will be supported during the event by Bowler’s factory service crew.
The Bowler EXR rally-raid competition car, on sale from £145,000 plus local taxes, fully conforms to FIA T1 specifications. It uses a modified version of the naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 Range Rover Sport petrol engine, which is restricted to 300 bhp maximum power and 582 Nm maximum torque in line with FIA restrictions. The EXR is fitted with a six-speed, manual gearbox and Ricardo front, centre and rear differentials. More information www.bowlermotorsport.com click here for Bowler
Building on the brand’s strong heritage, the new Bowler EXR S is the first Bowler engineered for road use. It shares the EXR’s hydroformed base chassis (with the engine moved 300mm rearward) and various switchgear, light clusters and grilles, all from the Range Rover Sport. It also shares the same strong and lightweight composite body panels with its competition-bred stablemate. The Bowler EXR S is fitted with a modified version of the Range Rover Sport’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 producing 550 bhp and 705 Nm. With such power and torque available in a package as light as 1800 kg, accelerating to 60 mph takes just 4.2 seconds and top speed is limited to 155 mph. The EXR S boasts the six-speed ZF automatic transmission and E-diff from the Range Rover Sport 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged. More information www.bowlermotorsport.com click here for Bowler
The Bowler EXR S Powered by Land Rover is priced from £155,000 plus local taxes and will make its international debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (28 June-1 July), where it will be on display at the Bowler Off-Road Activities Field. More information www.goodwood.co.uk click here for Goodwood Festival of Speed
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