2019 Land Rover Defender V8, Yet out of the catalog, the defender comes back in the form of a special series equipped with a V8 petrol of 405 HP to celebrate its 70 years.
At the origin of the Land Rover brand, the defender has not yet completely deposited the weapons. While his successor is waiting, the English builder maintains the fascination for this automobile dinosaur by multiplying the special versions. After the “celebration” models of 2015, Land Rover creates surprise by installing nothing less than a petrol V8 under the hood. Of course, this is not the first time that the defender carbide at the V8 but in this period when the ecological cause shows the finger the big displacements, the approach of the English manufacturer does not lack salt. It’s been 20 years since we had seen a V8 animate this 4 x 4. This time the experience is a whole different level.
2019 Land Rover Defender V8 Specs
While in 1998, the power of the 4-liter V8 was 190 hp, version 2018 hosts a 5-liter atmospheric V8 that delivers the impressive power of a GT: 405 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. The couple is no less gargantuan since this defender of a new genre announces 515 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The V8 is coupled to a ZF 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox. When paired with the short-chassis Station Wagon 90, the 2019 Land Rover Defender V8 reaches 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds. Note that the V8 is also available with the defender version 110. The peak speed was deliberately bridled at 170 km/h. The increase in performance resulted in the reinforcement of the braking system and the redesign of the chassis and suspensions. The damping has been tightened while braking adopts larger diameter discs coupled with 4-piston calipers.
2019 Range Rover Defender V8 Price
Exclusive Version, the 2019 Land Rover Defender V8 receives a fully draped cockpit of Windsor leather and Recaro seats. The equipment also includes the classic Infotainment system from Land Rover Classic. The manufacturer only plans to market 150 copies of this V8 version. The orders are to be passed directly to the Land Rover Classic department which will be present at the salon Rétromobile. The marketing of this model with a plate “70 years” starts at 168,000 euros.