Land Rover Defender Works V8 is claimed to be the fastest and most power Defender ever with a 5.0-litre V8 engine making 400 horsepower
In 2016, Land Rover stopped the production of its iconic Defender and rumours of a newly designed model never failed to scratch the internet since its departure. Amidst the wide speculations of an electric Defender, there is a new special edition based on the classic off-roader has been introduced.
Dubbed the Land Rover Defender Works V8, the limited edition is to celebrate the British brand’s 70th anniversary and pay tribute to the older models that were fitted with V8 engines. As we reported earlier, the main highlight is the 5.0-litre V8 engine that produces 400 horsepower and 515 Nm of peak torque.
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Claimed to be the fastest and most powerful Defender ever, the engine is coupled to an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox incorporating sport mode. The special edition excitingly coincides with the arrival of another vintage off-roader as Mercedes-Benz has just upgraded its G-Class with modern wizardry.
Land Rover says the Defender Works V8 can do 0 to 96 kmph in just 5.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 171 kmph. In order to be that fast, it has been fitted with updated mechanicals like the new brakes, improved springs, dampers and anti-roll bars among others. It is shod on 18-inch all-terrain tyres to do what it is always notorious for – discovering the unpaved terrains.
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Land Rover has certainly been serious about this special edition and is offered in UK with eight colour schemes including two satin finishes with contrast Santorini Black roof, wheel arches, and front grille. Each example of the Works V8 features machined aluminum door handles, fuel-filler cap and Defender lettering on the bonnet. The other significant cosmetic updates include a new lighting system with bi-LED headlamps.
Inside the cabin, it gets a classic infotainment system, Recaro sport seats, full Windsor leather interior dashboard trim, door panels and headlining. Sold in 90 and 110 wheelbases, the Defender Works V8 has been limited to just 150 units and has its pricing start at £150,000 (Rs. 1.3 crore) in the UK.