Land Rover unveils a limited edition Defender
The legendary Works V8 Trophy model returns in just 25 units. There will also be a particular test for customers.
The legendary Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy is ready to re-emerge from the muddy countryside across the Channel. CARS will launch only 25 models during the year. They are equipped with every accessory to retrace the feats of the 4×4 off-road vehicle. Customers will benefit from a ‘trip’ to Eastnor Castle, a historic British brand’s fiefdom.
Vying for the title of Car of the Year 2021, the Land Rover Defender also allows itself a return to the past with the new ‘limited edition.’ Defender Works V8 Trophy was designed based on the 2012-2016 model. The engine is 5-liter V8 petrol with 405 HP and 515 Nm, while the gearbox is an 8-speed automatic ZF.
What will the 25 Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy units look like? The bodywork will be highlighted by the particular Eastnor Yellow color, embellished with 16 ” steel wheels. The wheel arches, bonnet, and tailgate are contrasted in Narvik Black. The standard headlights are full-LED; conversely, a ‘vintage’ touch is suggested by the Heritage grille. Finally, each customer will be able to customize the sides with dedicated graphics for specific events.
We come to the critical word, all-terrain. Many elements make the new Land Rover Defender a Works V8 Trophy. These include the front winch, the multi-point roll-cage, the underbody protection, the A-shaped bullbar, the snorkel, the LED auxiliary lights, and the mud-terrain tires. There is the roof rack on the roof instead of the curious ‘roof tent’ that appeared on last year’s Defender.
The cockpit features black Windsor leather upholstery, with contrasting yellow stitching on the Recaro sports seats. In the center of the dashboard is Elliot Brown’s Land Rover Trophy watch. Of course, the Classic Infotainment System developed by Land Rover Classic, with connectivity and navigator, is not missing to tackle the adventure.
Those who decide to get behind the wheel of the 25 4×4 cars will make the first test drive directly at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire. It is the dirt test bench of the English manufacturer’s vehicles. These customers will face a series of adventurous challenges, with a coach ready to advise on off-road driving. Also present at the event will be Land Rover ambassador Jessica Hawkins and Bob Ives, winner of the 1989 Camel Trophy.
The Land Rover Defender is almost a brand in itself in the automotive scene, so much so that Lego reproduced it some time ago. Therefore, the Works V8 Trophy version will be available in many parts of the world: the UK, Europe, MENA region, and Oceania.
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