Land Rover gets 25 elderly Defenders ready to feel young again
The Classic subdivision of Land Rover will release 25 old-generation Defender restomods united under the Works V8 Trophy II badge. There will be 5 trucks and 20 SUVs, but while you will be able to choose between three and five doors, there will be only one powertrain.
Prices will begin from £225,000 in the UK, which translates into $272,000 USD at the current rates. The company will source donor vehicles from model years 2012–2016 and conduct full restoration with a full-body wrap resembling military camouflage from a distance. A closer look reveals that the wrap is actually composed of topographic map fragments depicting our world’s remote places where the classic Defender has traveled on its own four wheels.
The list of optional accessories includes an expedition rack built into the exterior half-cage, a bull bar, a LED bar 1.27 meters long, and off-road tires wrapped around 18-inch wheels.
The interior houses Recaro sport seats and comes trimmed with black and white leather. Special additions include a modern infotainment system and a bespoke mechanical clock styled in the same fashion as the car body.
As for the powertrain, a 5.0-liter V8 under the hood drives the four wheels with 400 PS (394 hp / 294 kW) and 515 Nm (380 lb-ft) of torque through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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