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Land Rover Unveils Limited Edition 'Tomb Raider'
Available in the UK Only (Lucky Blokes)

Tomb Raider Defender
Gaydon, Warwickshire: Monday 25 June - Land Rover has launched a limited edition Defender inspired by the most anticipated live-action adventure film of 2001 - Tomb Raider.

The Defender Tomb Raider LE is based on the specially modified vehicle driven in the film by Academy Award winning Angelina Jolie, who plays the hard-hitting heroine Lara Croft.

Only 250 Defender Tomb Raider LEs will be produced. All feature eye-catching styling details that make the iconic Defender even more distinctive and complement its position as the ultimate off-road vehicle.

Mike Wright, managing director of Land Rover UK, commented: "The Tomb Raider LE will appeal to active drivers looking for a vehicle that delivers serious fun as well as off-road performance."

Tomb Raider DefenderAvailable as a Defender 90 Station Wagon or 110 Double Cab, Tomb Raider LEs are exclusively available in Bonatti grey and feature extensive chequer-plate body cladding to reflect the Defender's go-anywhere ability and rugged appeal. Further exterior styling cues fitted as standard are a roof rack with support bar, pewter grey 'Boost' alloy wheels, spotlights, rear step, side protection rails and a unique Tomb Raider plaque.

The interior of the vehicle is equally individual. Specially commissioned fabric covers on the seats, the steering wheel is leather covered. A chequer-plate floor, designed to be practical and stylish, echoes the vehicle's exterior detailing, while an aluminium steering guard and polished aluminium gear knob provide finishing touches.

Powering the Defender Tomb Raider LE is Land Rover's acclaimed Td5 turbo diesel engine. It combines strong performance, tractability and refinement to provide a flexible package both on and off-road.

Five cylinders and a high-pressure Electronic Unit Injector (EUI) system assist the Td5 engine to develop impressive power - 122 PS and a maximum torque of 300Nm at 1950 rpm. Electronic Traction Control (ETC) and ABS are available as options on the Defender.

Tomb Raider DefenderThese features together control the torque loss from spinning wheels and govern the vehicle's braking system to slow and stop the vehicle safely - providing improved traction.

Mike Wright added: "We recognise that while all Defender drivers possess a spirit of adventure, they are also individuals. The eye-catching Tomb Raider LE allows owners to express their individuality while also meeting their motoring needs - however extreme."

Priced at £22,995 (roughly. $33,000 USD at time of print) and £23,995 (roughly. $34,000 USD at time of print) respectively, the 90 Station Wagon and 110 Double Cab pick-up versions of the Defender Tomb Raider LE go on sale in showrooms across the UK from 6 July 2001.

Learn more about the Tomb Raider Defender at www.tombraider.landrover.com

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