Twisted Automotive Unveils Original Land Rover Defender Based NAE-E Electric SUV


  • It is offered in two variants: NAS-E and NAS-E Plus.

  • Is powered by a Remy BorgWarner electric motor pushing out 217PS/380Nm ( NAS-E) and 324PS/460Nm( NAS-E Plus).

  • Gets modern touches on the inside like an infotainment system, touchscreen EV system management controls and leather seats.

  • Limited to only 30 units and three body shades.

While Jaguar Land Rover celebrates the revival of the Defender moniker with the 2020 Defender, Land Rover’s tuning company, Twisted Automotive, has gone a different route. The company  has taken a vintage Defender and given it an all-electric powertrain. Unveiled as the NAS-E, it is based on the original North American Specification (NAS) short wheelbase Soft-Top 90 Defender variant and is offered in two variants: NAS-E, and NAS-E Plus.

Let’s get to the main crux of this special Defender: its all-electric powertrain. It is powered by a Remy BorgWarner electric motor in two states of tune. The standard NAS-E puts out 217PS of power and 380Nm of torque. The NAS-E Plus bumps things up to 324PS and 460Nm. Both are juiced up by a 60kWh battery pack and boast all-electric range over 322km. It also gets Twisted tuned suspension, brakes and wheels. 


The NAS-E remains relatively similar to the original vintage Defender in design, with the NAS-E Plus variant getting extra bits such as a brush bar, side steps, roll-bar spotlights, black side sills and an exclusive stripe decal.

Inside, the NAS-E gets modern touches over the SUV it is based on. Highlights include Alston leather seats, a modern infotainment system, touchscreen EV system management controls, roll cage and bimini hood.

Limited to 30 units, the NAS-E is offered in three color options: Malibu Yellow, Yosemite Green and Tahloe Blue, with only 10 production units per body shade. While this electrified Defender will never make it to Indian shores officially, we still have the 2020 Land Rover Defender that retails from Rs. 69.99 lakh to Rs  87.1 lakh (ex-showroom). 

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