The famous British racing legend Tom Wilkinshaw founded the Tom Winkinshaw Racing Ltd - TWR -
in 1976. TWR started to prepare BMW models for racing, and later also Mazda and Opel for racing.
In 1981 the company also prepared the Paris-Dakar winning Range Rover for Rene Metge and Bernard Giroux. Later on in the mid-80's TWR started to work with Rover and Jaguar.
With Range Rover TWR Special Vehicles Ltd, the company that converted road-legal Jaguar and
other makes, developed a styling package with new front end and rear end bumpers, under sills
edge liner, stylish D-post with integrated roof mounted spoiler and TWR designed alloy wheels. This
styling package was shown to the Land Rover design dept and to the Land Rover management as a
proposal for a more stylish and sporty Range Rover.
The first Range Rover version from TWR was showed to the public at Frankfurt Auto Show in September 1991, as a styling concept. The original TWR front bumper had circular driving lamps.