Land Rover Tomb Raider - Lara Croft
specially modified Tomb Raider Land Rover Defender will star in Paramount
Pictures' eagerly anticipated live-action adventure movie
"Tomb Raider," which opens in the U.S. and Canada on
June 15..Lara Croft's “Tomb Raider” vehicle is based on a
high-capacity pickup version of the Defender 110 – a Defender
with a 110-inch wheelbase – that has been specially modified by
Land Rover Special Vehicles in conjunction with Paramount
Pictures. Bonatti Gray in color with aluminum tread plates and
bumpers, this unique, open-top Defender is fitted with a
"Heritage"-type grille and four Safari driving lights
mounted on the front of the roof rack. Extra accessories to aid
Lara in her adventures include an expedition tool kit,
fender-mounted shovel and axe, winches at the front, rear and
sides, a dash-mounted notebook computer, a GPS navigation system,
a GSM telephone and emergency kill buttons.
3 July 2001
Rover has launched a limited edition Tomb Raider vehicle in Britain
similar to the version that was specially built for the movie of the
Raider Land Rover Pictures - Pics of Land Rover from the movie as
well as D90 SW LE & D110 Crew Cab LE
Only 250 of the Defender Tomb Raider LE have been built. It is available
in a 90 Station Wagon or 110 Double Cab. It is built on the Defender 90
and 110 platforms, both powered by Land Rover's five-cylinder
turbo-diesel rather than the gas-burning V8 in the movie truck.
Land Rover built two specially outfitted Defender 110s to be used by
video game character turned movie star Lara Croft in the film. Each
vehicle cost approximately $175 000 (R1,4-million) to build.
The limited edition vehicles will have similar interior and exterior
designs to the movie Land Rover. It will have a Bonatti gray exterior,
plus the blackened roof rack, spotlights and, of course, lots of Tomb
Raider badges. The Defender 90 will see for £22 995 (R252 945) and the
110 Double Cab for £23 995 (R263 945).
The movie, starring Oscar winner Angelina Jolie as Croft, opened last
Friday at theatres in South Africa.
The limited edition Tomb Raider Defender will not be sold in this
country. But three Defenders 90, which have been dressed up with Lara
Croft-inspired accessories, will arrive in South Africa on Tuesday and
will be displayed at cinemas. Land Rover SA has also linked its product
to the movie with an extensive advertising campaign.
Rover Press releases - from Rockcrawler
Detailed pictures of the actual Tomb
Raider Land Rover - page 1 has general pictures while page 2 has