We reported in detail about the new Defender Challenge motorsport competition in the last issue, mentioning the race machines modified suspension. Now, thanks to Bilstein, it is possible to have a new ‘switchable’ suspension system for your 90 or 110 Defender. The Bilstein B16 Ride Control system offers two switchable modes, which are controlled from a push button fitted to the car’s interior. The Sport mode offers tauter driving dynamics and what is claimed to be optimum handling for all situations, whereas Comfort gives a ‘plush, cossetting ride, akin to softer, Original Equipment dampers’. Switching between either mode can be done ‘on the fly’ in an instant, allowing you to tailor the Defender to the prevailing conditions, or indeed, your own mood. Everything included in the kit has been designed and produced entirely in-house in Bilstein’s German production facilities and these kits carry full TÜV approval and have impressive anti-corrosion treatment on the damper bodies, which leads to a 24 months warranty. The complete Bilstein B16 Ride Control is priced at £1210 (plus VAT). To find out more, call the UK office on 0116 289 8345.