Land Rover Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II starts at $390,000
Land Rover Classic detailed his latest retro mod project, Defender Works V8 Trophy II.
Only 25 pcs of Defender Works Trophy II powered by a V8 engine will be offered by Land Rover Classic – at a pretty cool price £225,000 ($391.421) in the UK, about $50,000 more than the first iteration.
Land Rover Classic has confirmed 20 builds will be splits of the 90 and 110 Station Wagon, with the remaining five being the 110 Double Cab Pick-Up.
Although Jaguar Land Rover Australia will not officially import or distribute any of these vehicles, the local branch has confirmed with CarExpert Potential customers can order directly from Land Rover Classic through website.
As its name suggests, Defender Works V8 Trophy II is powered by a 5.0 liter naturally aspirated V8 petrol enginepump out 405PS (298kW) at 6000 rpm and 515Nm of torque at 5000 rpm.
The gearshifts are an eight-speed ZF-derived automatic with ‘Pistol Shifter’ and Defender Works V8 being all-wheel drive. There’s also a two-speed shifting gearbox, heavy-duty front and rear differentials, and a torque-biased center differential, naturally.
On the outside, Trophy II distinguishes itself from the original with an “adventure-inspired camouflage” shell, which the company says has “23 locations that have contributed in part to the adventures of discovery and Land Rover’s illustrious off-roading for more than 70 years.”
The Fuji White and Narvik Black exterior combination is accentuated by a satin black bonnet and black exterior details, finished with Land Rover Trophy Heritage badging and bespoke black front grille. In case you forgot, The first Defender Works V8 Trophy (also limited to only 25 pieces) has been finished in an eye-catching way Eastnor gold.
It’s more than just an engine upgrade and sticker pack, though, with all-terrain extras including a built-in winch on the A-frame, 1.27-meter full-width LED light bar, bar rock slide, roll cage outside explorer and rear rebound point.
The aforementioned satin black bonnet has been designed to reduce glare “in conditions”, and there is a rear ladder that allows access to the expedition’s roof racks.
Filling the arches are 18-inch Sawtooth alloy wheels finished in Gloss Black with mud tires, up front a 335mm servo-assisted front brake disc and a 300mm rear disc brake, both with four-piston brake calipers.
Land Rover Classic quotes wading depth as 500mm for Defender Works V8 Trophy II.
Inside, there are Recaro sports seats wrapped in Windsor leather with signature black-and-white tones and contrast stitching.
There’s also leather adorning the dashboard, doors and headers, which the company says will help ensure “a hand-crafted finish throughout”.
Although not featured in the images provided, there is also a Land Rover Classic “Modern Infotainment System” featuring built-in satellite navigation and “mobile device connectivity” (i.e. Bluetooth ), fitted as standard.
Surrounding the cabin highlights is the custom-made Land Rover Trophy dial by watchmaker Elliot Brown, featuring a distinctive face that mirrors the exterior camouflage design. Buyers will also receive a matching “Competitor Edition Watch”, though if you’re unable to get your hands on the Defender Trophy, 1000 of these car-inspired watches will be made available for purchase. public purchase.
Defender Works V8 Trophy II will be “created using Defender models from 2012-2016, stripped down and hand-crafted to exacting standards and highly spec-improved, exclusively developed authorized by our dedicated team at Land Rover Classic.”
Existing owners of classic Defenders who want to upgrade their own car to look like the Works V8 Trophy II will also be able to purchase it soon. Genuine accessories affect the title via Land Rover Classic, with other details to be confirmed by the end of 2022.
All derivatives are available to order now directly from Land Rover Classic.
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