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2018 Land Rover Defender V8 Edition

DEFENDER LIVES ON: LAND ROVER LAUNCHES V8 EDITION TO CELEBRATE 70TH ANNIVERSARY

•405PS Defender Works V8 celebrates 70 years of Land Rover marque
•5.0-litre petrol V8 Defender is the most powerful and fastest ever created by Land Rover, wîth 0-60mph in 5.6sec*
•Collector's edition – Limited run of up to 150 Defenders badged 70th Edition
All enquiries from prospective Defender Works V8 clients should be directed to Land Rover Classic: info@classic.landrover.co.uk / +44 (0) 203 601 1255

(Ryton-on-Dunsmore, ÚK – 17 January 2018) Land Rover today announces a limited-edition high-performance version of the iconic Defender, wîth up to 150 V8-powered examples re-engineered to celebrate the Land Rover marque's 70th anniversary in 2018.

The Defender Works V8 pays homage to the early high-powered engines in both the Series III Stage 1 V8 from 1979 and subsequent Defenders including the 50th Anniversary Edition, which are highly sought after by enthusiasts and collectors today.

Defender Works V8 is the most powerful and fastest version that Land Rover has ever created. The 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol V8 powertrain produces 405PS and 515 Nm of torque (the standard Defender delivered 122PS and 360 Nm). The Defender Works V8 will accelerate from 0-60mph in 5.6sec*, while top speed is increased to 106mph.

2018 Land Rover Defender V8 EditionTim Hannig, Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director, said: 'It's fitting that we've been able to release the full potential of the iconic Defender, whose much-loved shape remains synonymous wîth Land Rover, 70 years since it was seen in public for the first 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 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-selected and re-engineered Defenders for the 70th Edition, complemented by an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission wîth 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 standard body colours include two satin finishes – contrasting wîth a Santorini Black roof, wheel arches and front grille – finished wîth machined aluminium door handles, fuel filler cap and Defender bonnet lettering. A comprehensive lighting upgrade includes bi-LED headlamps.

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

Both 90 and 110 wheelbase Defender Works V8 derivatives will be available to purchase direct from Land Rover Classic, wîth prices starting from £150,000 for a 90 in the ÚK.

A select number of high-performance upgrades inspired by Defender Works V8 will also be available to purchase soon from Land Rover Classic, including power upgrades for the TDCi diesel engine, fast-road suspension and braking kits.

Source - Land Rover
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