NEWS: Defender Works V8 To Mark Land Rover 70th
The Defender Works V8 pays homage to the early high-powered engines in both the Series III Stage 1 V8 by 1979 as well as subsequent Defenders including the 50th Anniversary Edition, which are highly sought after by enthusiasts as well as collectors today.
Defender Works V8 is actually the most powerful as well as fastest type which Land Rover has ever created. The 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol V8 powertrain produces 405PS as well as 515 Nm of torque (the standard Defender delivered 122PS as well as 360 Nm). The Defender Works V8 will accelerate by 0-60mph in 5.6sec*, while top speed is actually increased to 106mph.
Tim Hannig, Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director, said: “which’s fitting which we’ve been able to Discharge the full potential of the iconic Defender, whose much-loved shape remains synonymous with Land Rover, 70 years since which was seen in public for the 1st time.
“The idea of reintroducing a V8 Defender was something we were discussing as far back as 2014, when we were still building the Defender in Solihull. We knew the demand was there for a powerful as well as fast Defender; the Land Rover authenticity is actually the ultimate finishing touch for discerning clients purchasing these collector’s edition Defenders.”
The V8 powertrain will be fitted to 150 specially-selected as well as re-engineered Defenders for the 70th Edition, complemented by an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission with sport mode, uprated brakes as well as handling kit (springs, dampers as well as anti-roll bars), plus exclusive 18-inch diamond-turned Sawtooth alloy wheels as well as 265/65 R18 all-terrain tyres.
Eight standard Centeng colours include two satin finishes – contrasting that has a Santorini Black roof, wheel arches as well as front grille – finished with machined aluminium door handles, fuel filler cap as well as Defender bonnet lettering. A comprehensive lighting upgrade includes bi-LED headlamps.
Full Windsor Leather Inner surface trim covers the dashboard, door panels, headlining as well as Recaro sports seats. Land Rover Classic’s own Classic Infotainment System is actually also fitted.
Both 0 as well as 110 wheelbase Defender Works V8 derivatives will be available to purchase direct by Land Rover Classic, with prices starting by £150,000 for a 0 from the UK.
A select number of high-performance upgrades inspired by Defender Works V8 will also be available to purchase soon by Land Rover Classic, including power upgrades for the TDCi diesel engine, fast-road suspension as well as braking kits.