Pedal to the Metal

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What do you do when you end an epic pro­duc­tion run? Well if you’re Land Rover, who’s killing off the 68-year-old De­fender, you make sure that the next gen­er­a­tion looks upon your record-break­ing car with the same rose-tinted nostal­gia that their par­ents and grand­par­ents might have. How? By cre­at­ing a pedal car for af­flu­ent kids (un­der the age of seven). Beau­ti­fully hand­made by the work­ers at Jaguar Land Rover’s Spe­cial Ve­hi­cles Oper­a­tions, the pedal car is crafted from alu­minium and fea­tures an in­te­rior trimmed in sup­ple leather. It has a horn, as well as work­ing sus­pen­sion, brakes, lights and even comes with a proper hand­brake in case your tod­dler wants to try some more ad­vanced ma­noeu­vres. Nat­u­rally, it’ll only go a fast as the lit­tle mite can pedal but the run­ning gear will al­low for for­ward and re­verse propul­sion. Pro­duc­tion is set to start as soon as the last adult De­fender comes off the line (in April or May 2016) but they’re al­ready ac­cept­ing or­ders

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