Thursday, 30 Mar 2023
Defender lives on: Land Rover launches V8 Edition to celebrate 70th anniversary

Defender lives on: Land Rover launches V8 Edition to celebrate 70th anniversary

The Defender Works V8 pays homage to the early higher-powered engines in each the Series III Stage 1 V8 from 1979 and subsequent Defenders such as the 50th Anniversary Edition, which are extremely sought right after by enthusiasts and collectors these days.

Defender Works V8 is the most effective and quickest version that Land Rover has ever produced.

The 5l naturally aspirated petrol V8 powertrain created 405PS and 515Nm of torque (the normal Defender delivered 122PS and 360Nm). The Defender Works V8 will accelerate from -60mph in five.6sec, although leading speed is elevated to 106mph.

Tim Hannig, Jaguar Land Rover classic director, stated, “It’s fitting that we’ve been in a position to release the complete prospective of the iconic Defender, whose significantly-loved shape remains synonymous with Land Rover, 70 years because it was observed in public for the very first time.

“The concept of reintroducing a V8 Defender was one thing we have been discussing as far back as 2014, when we have been nonetheless creating the Defender in Solihull.

“We knew the demand was there for a powerful and fast Defender; the Land Rover authenticity is the ultimate finishing touch for discerning clients purchasing these collector’s edition Defenders.”

The V8 powertrain will be fitted to 150 specially chosen and re-engineered Defenders for the 70th Edition, complemented by an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission with sport mode, uprated brakes and handling kit (springs, dampers and anti-roll bars), plus exclusive 18-inch diamond-turned Sawtooth alloy wheels and 265/65 R18 all-terrain tyres.

Eight normal physique colours contain two satin finishes, contrasting with a Santorini Black roof, wheel arches and front grille, completed with machined aluminium door handles, fuel filler cap and Defender bonnet lettering. A complete lighting upgrade contains bi-LED headlamps.

Full Windsor Leather interior trim covers the dashboard, door panels, headlining and Recaro sports seats. Land Rover Classic’s personal Classic Infotainment System is also fitted.

Both 90 and 110 wheelbase Defender Works V8 derivatives will be accessible to buy direct from Land Rover Classic, with costs beginning from £150,000 for a 90 in the UK.

A choose quantity of higher-overall performance upgrades inspired by Defender Works V8 will also be accessible to buy quickly from Land Rover Classic, such as energy upgrades for the TDCi diesel engine, quick-road suspension and braking kits.

Land Rover intends to continue the Defender lineage and will use its technologies, pioneering engineering capability and style knowledge to make certain the longevity of the Defender name.

The all-new Defender is topic to additional announcements. Since 1948, Land Rover has been manufacturing genuine 4x4s that represent correct ‘breadth of capability’ across the model variety.

Defender, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque each and every define the world’s SUV sectors, with 80 per cent of this model variety exported to more than 100 nations.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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