Bowler is a British tuning specialist that usually uses its expertise to deliver performance-oriented Land Rover and Range Rover models, and last year it presented its “all-terrain supercar”, the EXR-S.
We’re unsure if the owner decided to ditch it because he doesn’t like it or because he’s afraid of the tremendous potential, but the fact is the bespoke creation has only clocked on the odometer a measly 480 miles (772 km) from new and it’s already up for grabs at an auction, again. During the Silverstone Auctions May Sale, taking place at the famed racing track on May 20, the chassis no. 1 (of only three right-hand drive units) is set to go under the auctioneer’s hammer. According to the auction officials, the Bowler EXR-S could bring home £95,000 and £115,000. The Bowler EXR-S is actually the “son” of the 2014 EXR and comes with high-performance road version credentials. There’s a FIA-spec roll cage and a 5.0-liter V8 supercharged gasoline engine that’s good for 550 BHP and 625 Nm of torque. In it the owner will hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 4.2 seconds, with maximum speed electronically confined to 155 mph (250 km/h).
The EXR-S has been developed starting from a hydroformed Range Rover Sport chassis, used a six-speed auto gearbox, and there’s also a permanent all-wheel drive with a 50/50 torque split and rear differential using electronic control. The suspension kit includes fully independent axles, Bilstein dampers, Eibach progressive springs and the stopping power is provided by Brembo brakes with six-pot calipers.