Extreme adventurer Sean Conway has just completed his latest marathon challenge in style, thanks to an exclusive new wheel set from Twisted Automotive.
Twisted brand ambassador Sean received a set of the Rostyle wheels painted in Bahama gold to match his Twisted 110 Defender, Colonel Mustard, his back-up vehicle for his most recent challenge, running from Conwy Castle in North Wales to Castle Conway in Ireland.
Twisted Automotive is making its iconic Classic wheel set available for individual purchase for the first time.
The business, based in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, specialises in re-engineering the Defender to be the very best vehicle it can be. Until now, Classic Twisted alloy wheel sets were only available as part of a full build; however, customer demand has led the company to release a limited number of sets for sale online.
The Classic 18-inch wheel set in satin black features an embossed Twisted logo. Three years in the making, the five spoke, deep dished alloy is slightly more angular than the previous design, and comes with an ET0 offset boasting a 1125kg load rating. It comes supplied with our recommended tyre, the BF Goodrich All terrain 265/65/18.
Also available, and current only special offer is the 18-inch Rostyle, in either Zambezi silver or satin black. An option exists to have the wheels repainted by experts in our in-house paint shop.
Among the first to receive a set of the Rostyle wheels is Twisted Automotive ambassador and extreme adventurer Sean Conway. Sean’s wheels were painted in Bahama gold to match his Twisted 110 Defender, Colonel Mustard, then fitted with a set of BFG AT 285 65 tyres.
The wheels have been in action during Sean’s most recent challenge, running from Conwy Castle in North Wales to Castle Conway in Co Kerry, Ireland, when Colonel Mustard was among Sean’s support vehicles.
Sean covered just under the equivalent of a marathon every day to complete the 300-mile challenge as part of preparations for a top-secret project next summer.
As a new dad – Sean’s son Wilder is three months old – the Twisted is an ideal back-up vehicle for the whole family’s adventure kit. “It’s perfect for pretty much everything,” said Sean. “We can take all our adventure kit, go off road, on road and tow anything.
“The new wheels are such an upgrade. I loved the 16ins but the 18ins drive and corner so much better. The colour co-ordinated wheels are one step closer to get Colonel Mustard looking like the old Camel Trophy defenders that fuelled my imagination as a child. I even got a Camel Trophy wallet 20 years ago that I still use today! The next step will be to add rear windows.”
Zimbabwe-born Sean has been an ambassador for Twisted since 2017, when he received Colonel Mustard in time for an 8,500-mile Australian cycling challenge. Since then, Colonel Mustard has been his back-up vehicle on various running, cycling and swimming ultra-adventures, challenges and record attempts.
• Set of 5 18-inch Twisted Rostyle in Zambezi Silver or Satin Black with BFG All Terrain Tyres, RRP from £2,590 + VAT
• Set of 5 Twisted Classic 18-inch alloy, limited run available in Satin Black with BFG All Terrain Tyres, RRP from £3,150 + VAT • Other options are available, the full choice is on the Twisted Automotive website.