Land Rover has announced 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.
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 90kW (122PS) and 360 Nm).
The Defender Works V8 will accelerate from 0-100kph (0-60mph) in 5.6sec*, while top speed is increased to 170kph (106mph).
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.
The prices start from £150,000 (₦74,840,760) – that is £45,000 (₦22,452,228) more than the top spec Range Rover V8 Autobiography.