Land Rover Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy SUV
Land Rover isn't about to let third-party custom shops have all the fun doing V8 Defender engine swaps. Land Rover Classic will be building a series of in-house developed Defender Works V8 Trophy trucks, limited to just 25 units. The series is based around the 2012-2016 Defender and will come in both 90 and 110 wheelbases, with a 5-liter V8 making 399 horsepower mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. A two-speed transfer case, all-wheel-drive, and front, rear, and center differentials get the power to the wheels. Each Defender will come in Eastnor Yellow with black accents, and include features like an expedition cage, extensive underbody plating, and a three-day excursion Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire.