Bowler’s “all-terrain supercar” comes with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 producing 550 horses and 460 foot pound of torque, linked to a six-speed paddle shift automatic sending power through an “E-control” rear differential and transfer gearbox providing 50/50 permanent all-wheel drive. It will reach 60mph in 4.2 seconds, no matter where you try. And it’s for sale.
Silverstone Auctions says “this really is the ultimate go anywhere supercar, as good in the dunes of the desert as on the Kings Road in Chelsea.” And they are right.
After the Tomcat and Wildcat came the Bowler Nemesis, an SUV/rally racer based on the supercharged Range Rover Sport. The 2009 Nemesis was re-launched in 2014 as the EXR, followed by the most powerful road-going Bowler ever, the EXR-S. And this happens to be chassis numero uno of those.
The suspension is a fully independent double wishbone setup with custom Bilstein dampers and progressive Eibach springs. Stopping all this are 6-pot Brembo brakes and some sticky rubber.
Inside, you get the full leather treatment with a rally-style dash, dual climate control, Bluetooth audio and iPod connectivity. Not that you’ll want to listen to music in this SUV.
But all of those creature comforts hint that yes, this is road legal (in the United Kingdom, at least). And what else would you want and/or need to drive down the street?
480 miles from new, Silverstone Auctions expects to get between £95,000 and £115,000 for this right-hand drive exotic. It’s a bargain.
Buy it. Then let us drive it.