Land Rover’s most powerful Defender ever built sold out within the first month it was announced.
Land Rover are celebrating the upcoming 70th anniversary of the iconic Defender by releasing 150 Land Rover Defender Works V8. Every one of which has already been sold, within one month of the special edition off-roader being announced. It’s hardly surprising, however, when you consider that this is the fastest and most powerful Land Rover Defender ever built.
Each one of the special edition Defenders are being hand-built by Land Rover Classic, under the bonnet of the re-engineered Defender lurks a 5.0-litre, naturally-aspirated petrol V8 which kicks out 400 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque, making this significantly more powerful than a standard Defender, which produced 120 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The 5.0 litre V8 can do 0-60 mph in just 5.6 seconds, with a top speed of 106 mph. The limited edition Defender also features an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission with sports mode, along with uprated brakes, improved handling kit and exclusive 18-inch alloys with 265/65/18 tires.
Defender Works V8 will be available in 90 and 110 wheelbase versions with a choice of eight colors and a contrasting black roof, wheel arches and grille. The interior has been updated with Windsor Leather trim covering the dashboard, door panels, headlining and Recaro sports seats, along with LR Classic’s own infotainment system. Customers that ordered a Defender Works V8 were charged a cool £150,000 by Land Rover. Now that it’s sold out, this final Defender’s value will no doubt increase over time.