Tested in the harshest environments and built with the toughest materials, the Land Rover Defender Arctic Trucks AT35 is built to last.
Say hello to one of the most hardcore-looking Land Rover Defenders ready to take on the most extreme locations on Earth.
It’s been built by Arctic Trucks, a company known for converting various four-wheel drives into seriously capable off-road machines, has gotten its hands on the new Land Rover Defender and made it even more of a wilderness conqueror.
The incredibly durable Land Rover Defender Arctic Trucks AT35 guarantees high controllability in urban environments and extreme road conditions, such as on sandy surfaces or ice-covered areas. This model showcases innovative and intuitive technologies designed for exciting 21st-century travel, as well as ease of use and expansive possibilities.
In typical Arctic Trucks style, the most notable addition to the Land Rover Defender is the fitment of giant 35-inch tires wrapped around 20-inch alloy wheels, capable of getting the Defender over anything in their way with the incredibly chunky tread and massive side walls.
A lift kit has been fitted as well, but instead of altering the suspension itself, Arctic Trucks fitted spacers to the front and rear so the stock adaptive suspension systems could remain. Since the Defender AT35 will more than likely spend much of its time outside and exposed to the elements, the seams have been treated with an anti-corrosion coating.
The Defender’s standard ground clearance with the more conventional spring suspension setup is about nine inches (228 millimeters), and with the AT35 package, that figure is boosted to 10.6 inches (270 millimeters). However, if the air suspension system happens to be equipped, the ground clearance goes from 11.4 inches (290 millimeters) to 14.1 inches (360 millimeters) with the suspension in the highest setting.
With the larger, wider wheels, Arctic Trucks also had to fit wider fender extensions, along with mud guards. For easy recoveries, a winch has been fitted, as well as an electric towbar and anti-corrosion coatings.
There have been no modifications to the engine department of the Land Rover Defender. This means that the standard mild-hybrid 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine of the Defender P400 carries over.
This powertrain produces 294kW of power and 550Nm of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission helps put the power to all four wheels.