Land Rover releases Land Rover Defender V8 2018 on 70th anniversary

01/19/2018

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The Land Rover Defender 2018 has a starting price at £150,000 equal to N100 million.

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the car marque, Land Rover has launched a high-performance limited-edition variant of the emblematic Defender - the Land Rover Defender 2018 which is now powered by a 150 V8 engine.

Land Rover Defender 2018 on the road

Land Rover has launched a high-performance limited-edition variant of the emblematic Defender - the Land Rover Defender 2018

The V8 Defender boasts to be the fastest and strongest model in the Land Rover lineup. The 5.0 LV8 engine is capable of cranking out 400 hp and 516 Nm of torque while the standard Defender engine produced 120 hp and 361 Nm of torque. The V8 propel the car from 0-60 in less than 5.6 seconds before topping out at 171 kph.

The 5.0 LV8 engine

The 5.0 LV8 engine is capable of cranking out 400 hp and 516 Nm of torque 

Mr. Tim Hannig, the Classic Director of Jaguar Land Rover said that it has already been 70 years since the Defender made its debut and this car remains iconic with the car marque with a favorite shape. The idea of re-engineering the Defender to be a V8 was discussed since 2014 when the company was still making the Land Rover Defender in Solihull. He also added that the brand knew that the demand for a faster and stronger Defender was on the rise and Land Rover want to satisfy its discerning customer by this limited edition.

Land Rover Defender V8 (2018) Features, Design, Driving

Land Rover Defender 2018 on the road

It has already been 70 years since the Defender made its debut

Land Rover Defender 2018 rear view

The idea of re-engineering the Defender to be a V8 was discussed since 2014

Land Rover Defender 2018 rear view

The demand for a faster and stronger Defender was on the rise

According to the latest car news, there will be only 50 special units of the Defender selected to be re-engineered for the 70th Edition with the powerful V8 engine. The units will run with an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox available with uprated brakes, uprated handling kit (anti-roll bars, dampers and springs) and sports mode.

Land Rover Defender 2018 angular rear

There will be only 50 special units of the Defender selected to be re-engineered for the 70th Edition with the powerful V8 engine

The Recaro sports seats, door panels, headlining and the dashboard will be wrapped with Full Windsor Leather interior trim.The Land Rover Defender 2018 interior is also adorned with Classic Infotainment System made by Land Rover Classic.

Land Rover Defender 2018 interior

The Land Rover Defender 2018 interior is also adorned with Classic Infotainment System made by Land Rover Classic

Land Rover Defender 2018 interior

The Recaro sports seats, door panels, headlining and the dashboard will be wrapped with Full Windsor Leather interior trim

 The Land Rover Defender 2018 has a starting price at £150,000 equal to N100 million including clearing and shipping fee in the port in Nigeria.

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