For Its 70th Anniversary, Land Rover Delivers Limited Edition Defender Works V8
No, no. This isn’t the next generation Land Rover Defender that we’re all impatiently waiting for. Instead, it’s what might be the last iteration we’ll see of the iconic design as the British automaker sets its sights on what many are guessing will be a drastic shift. This is a Land Rover Classic build that gives us the most powerful and fastest version of the Defender that Land Rover’s ever churned out while making it available in both 90 and 110 wheelbase Defender Works V8 derivatives. The 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8 churns out roughly 400 horsepower and 372 lb.-ft. of torque, allowed the Defender Works V8 to go from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds before topping out at 106 mph.
The powertrain will be mated to 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 tires. We get bi-LED headlamps up front while the exterior color contrasts with a Santorini Black roof, wheel arches, and front grill. There’s full Windsor leather interior on the dashboard, door panels, headlinging, and Recaro sports seats.
The 70th Edition Defender Works V8 will be limited to just 150 units (none of which are coming to the United States) and available to purchase directly through Land Rover Classic, with prices starting from £150,000 for a 90 in the UK.