Cementing what has been an unofficial relationship for decades, Land Rover and Bowler are finally declaring an official partnership.
“We’re delighted to announce this partnership, which brings very positive benefits to both Bowler and Land Rover,” said Drew Bowler, Managing Director of Bowler. “We’ve only ever used Land Rover powertrains, and this relationship will give us access to current Land Rover technologies, and a great platform from which to support our racing activities and develop future models.”
Both companies have reached an agreement that will allow Bowler direct access to the British automaker’s engineering facilities along with a more organized system for parts supply and procurement. For the immediate future, Bowler will continue to focus on its EXR rally car in addition to its Range Rover Sport-based EXR-S model that features a modified 5.0-liter V8 supercharged with 550-hp.
In existence for over 25 years, Bowler began by building rally racing cars for events such as the Rally Dakar and Baja 1000 using exclusively Land Rover powertrain.