Land Rover is celebrating the traditional Defender’s expedition legacy by producing a restricted run of V8-engined particular editions.
Land Rover’s Traditional division plans to construct 25 expedition-ready unique Defenders and to permit homeowners to participate in a particular Land Rover Trophy occasion later this yr.
The Defender Works V8 Trophy harks again to the Land Rovers that took half within the well-known Camel Trophy runs held between 1980 and 2000.
It options particular ‘Eastnor Yellow’ paintwork, a heavy-duty roof rack with mounted spot lamps, Trophy badges and graphics personalised to the proprietor who takes half within the Land Rover Trophy – a three-day occasion held at Land Rover’s Eastnor Fortress off-road testing facility in Herefordshire, later this yr.
Underneath the bonnet lies one in every of Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8s and the Works V8 Trophy additionally will get upgraded suspension and brakes, underbody safety and rugged off-road tyres.
Inside, the Defender boasts Recaro sports activities seats trimmed in black leather-based with distinction yellow stitching, whereas in the midst of the dashboard sits Land Rover Traditional’s personal infotainment system with navigation and smartphone connectivity.
Dan Pink, director, Land Rover Traditional, stated: ‘The Land Rover Defender has all the time been greater than only a automobile, its engineering functionality and suitability for overland expedition and all-terrain competitors means it’s famend with getting away from all of it. The brand new Land Rover Trophy will deliver this to life for a brand new technology of adventurers.”
The Land Rover Trophy will see homeowners participate in a sequence of challenges impressed by well-known world adventures. Every driver will compete for a variety of prizes, with the grand prize for the general winner introduced later this yr.
Each 90 and 110 wheelbase Defender Works V8 Trophy derivatives can be found to order now, with costs ranging from £195,000 for the 90.