The Land Rover Defender handles like the QE2, accelerates like the QE2 and sucks gas like the QE2. It may be easy to fix, but it’s about as reliable as a steam-driven PC. In fact, I was laboring under the impression that the company’d done the right thing and killed the model back in 2009. Apparently not. What’s more, the new Blaser edition of the most British of SUVs (now owned by an Indian conglomerate) comes equipped with a gun safe (make the jump for the photo). For Germans. “Land Rover will reveal the Defender Blaser Edition publicly at the ‘Hunting and Dog’ show in Germany,” automobilemag.com reports . . .
The show is expected to draw about 70,000 attendees and, according to Land Rover, is Europe’s most important expo for hunting enthusiasts. The Blaser Edition starts at €49,500 (about $64,500) and is limited to just 60 examples, all to be sold in Germany.
You might say something about karma and payback and that sort of thing, but I couldn’t possibly comment. [h/t to David Brown]