The Himalaya Hue 166 is a resto-modded Land Rover Defender built in Charleston, South Carolina. The project took an estimated four years to complete and is a beautiful mesh of British and American engineering. The one-of-kind Himalaya Hue 166 is inspired by the original Land Rover dating back to 1948 and channels it with modern technology. Himalaya painted the Hue 166 in a Grasmere Green with a white roof for a nostalgic aesthetic and gave the Defender 110 body a set of wide-set custom fenders. Underneath the Hue 166’s retro bodywork is a custom latter-frame fitted with Dynatrac axles, Brembo disc brakes, and four-link coil-over suspension. Powering the Himalaya Hue 166 is a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 sending 650-hp to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Hue 166 features underbody protection and custom 18-inch wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich all-terrain tires for better off-road performance.
Passengers use its retractable side steps to climb into the Hue 166’s hand-stitched custom luxury interior. The Hue 166’s interior features the latest tech amenities, such as a JVC infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay / Android Auto connectivity, a premium audio system, and dual-zone climate controls. The Hue 166 serves as the blueprint for Himalaya to build commissioned examples of its resto-modded Defender 110.
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