Bowler Motorsport is a company run by two brothers in Derbyshire, UK. They produce Land Rover based rally raid trucks used in desert racing events like the Paris-Dakar Rally. One of their early models was the Tomcat. It was designed by one of the Bowler brothers and then taken over by a company in Wales. The Tomcat was featured in the Iceland jet kayak race on Top Gear:
Bowler’s next model, the Wildcat, is considered one of the most successful offroad vehicles ever built.
Bowler’s latest model, the EXR, uses a hydroformed steel chassis and tubular roll cage wrapped in fiberglass body panels. The Land Rover based 5.0 liter V8 makes 550 horsepower and 700 ft-lbs of torque. What’s even crazier is that Bowler’s customers requested a street version of the EXR, so they’ve started developing one called the EXR-S. Lucky for us, Chris Harris got to tag along and try it out on a private track.
Sources: YouTube user GroNzly, Top Gear on YouTube, DRIVE on YouTube, Tomcat Motorsports and Bowler Motorsport