Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Automobile & Motoring(Automobile)
Filter PR by
  
Defender Lives on: Land Rover Launches V8 Edition To Celebrate 70th Anniversary
 
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, with 0-60mph in 5.6sec*
  • Collector’s edition – Limited run of up to 150 Defenders badged 70th Edition 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 17 January 2018:  Land Rover today announces a limited-edition high-performance version of the iconic Defender, with 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 produced 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. 
 
Tim 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 with 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 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 tyres. 
 
Eight standard body colours include two satin finishes – contrasting with a Santorini Black roof, wheel arches and front grille – finished with 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, with prices starting from £150,000 for a 90 in the UK.
 
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.
 
Land Rover intends to continue the Defender lineage and will use its technology, pioneering engineering capability and design expertise to ensure the longevity of the Defender name. 
 
The all-new Defender is subject to further announcements.



Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 20966 times
PR Category : Automobile
Posted on : Wednesday, January 17, 2018  12:42:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Toyota and Lexus on a mission to drive decarbonized mobility...
Next Story : All-New Lincoln Navigator Named North American Truck of the ...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Nothing says ‘I love you' quite like MKS Jewellery Valentine's Day Top Picks [14902-Views]
Delightful Duo Of Elegant Timepieces Make For A Special Valentine Day's Gift [14664-Views]
Great offers this February on Glambeaute.com [14085-Views]
Mesmerizing Gift Sets and Perfume for Her [13640-Views]
Classic Smoky Eyes with Essence [12542-Views]
Introducing Supergirl Make-Up [12438-Views]
Valentine's Day Gifting Guide [12420-Views]
The Rado HyperChrome Ultra Light [11797-Views]
Chronoswiss Shows Off Twin Limited Edition Flying Grand Regulators [11218-Views]
Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort Rolls out Fabulous Deals for February [10760-Views]
The Valentine watch collection by Coach [10327-Views]
Innovative, Adventurous and Accurate. It's what pilots need in a timepiece. And Hamilton a... [10291-Views]
GUESS Launches JEANS SS19 Collection for Women [10065-Views]
GUESS Launches Kids Collection [9815-Views]
212 VIP Extra Limited Edition [9364-Views]
NuFACE launches in Bloomingdales and Harvey Nichols! [6753-Views]
Emirates Post commemorates silver jubilee of Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Res... [6582-Views]
Billy is 40 years old.. [6576-Views]
Deadline extended to register for first ever Dubai Corporate Sports Championship [6527-Views]
Lenovo announces Lenovo Truscale™ Infrastructure Services – a consumption-based, as-a-serv... [6484-Views]
The Fall 2019 Michael Kors Collection Runway Show [6301-Views]
Chrono 4 Grande Taille Limited Edition - another classy reiteration of an iconic collectio... [6234-Views]
Dubai's first building biologist receives global recognition [6124-Views]
Turkish Airlines introduces its new The LEGO® Movie 2 Inflight Safety Video, before moving... [6070-Views]
Pirelli gives New Ice Zero 2 Studded Tyres Their Debut on Ice in Sweden at the World Skiin... [5691-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories