World Car News #Update
Two years ago, the Land Rover Defender stopped production into the auto market for reasons very apparent, especially to those who have been behind its wheel. According to sources, the car was slow, old-fashioned, not particularly upto standard with modern safety requirements and uniquely unrefined.
Today, what car exactly does Land Rover intend to resurrect in marking its 70th year of producing exclusive and iconic vehicle designs? You guessed right- an all new, refined Land Rover Defender.
This Company’s Classic old soldier will incorporate a Works V8 engine which is regarded as an ‘anniversary Special’. A normal V8 engine will make the Land Rover a car that can hit 60mph in 5.6 seconds by producing 400bph. With the Works V8 however, the ability of the Defender is a testimonial one should look forward to.
Tim Hannig, Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director mentioned that the idea of reintroducing the Defender had always been in the offing since 2015 when demand for a faster and more powerful version of the model was on the rise.
To this end, a limited run of 150 is planned. Each of these “new” Works cars will benefit from the latest eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, uprated brakes, and a handling kit that runs to beefed up springs, dampers and anti-roll bars. Eight different body colours will be available, two of which have a satin finish, with door handles, Defender badging and fuel filler cap in machined aluminium. The headlights are bi-LEDs, and there’s full Windsor leather trim inside. Long and short wheel-bases will be available. With these, the Works Defender is guaranteed to be a sell out.