02:23 AM 29 Sep, 2021
Land Rover revived the old Defender again and dedicated it to the «Camel Trophy»
The British company continues to skillfully play on fans nostalgia for the classic Defender.The iconic SUV was discontinued in 2016, but interest in it is still so high that at first Land Rover Classic specialists assembled a special series of Defender Works V8 to order. Then they transferred the rights to the design of the off-road legend to the court engineering company «Bowler» to build the semi-racing CSP 575. And now - the next step of the retro horse: «Defender Works V8 Trophy».
A fresh special edition dedicated to the famous off-road marathon Camel Trophy. The Defender's exploits in the lost corners of the world are reminiscent of the characteristic black and yellow color, original nameplates, and 16-inch steel wheels. Inside, deep Recaro buckets wrapped in black Windsor leather with contrast stitching, a special Elliot Brown watch, a vintage-looking multimedia system with a navigator and a smartphone connection were installed.
In case the owner really wants off-road adventures, the Defender Works V8 Trophy was equipped with a winch, «toothy» tires, power underbody protection, a roll cage, an expeditionary rack and spotlights on the roof. Yes, and the power unit contributes to pokatushki with a twinkle: under the hood of the car - a mighty five-liter petrol V8 (405 hp and 515 Nm) paired with an eight-speed automatic ZF.
Although it is unlikely that the buyer will dare to outright violence against the car. Nevertheless, this is a very rare collector's item - the circulation of the Defender Works V8 Trophy was limited to 25 units: it will be possible to choose only the type of body - a short 90 or a five-door 110. At the same time, Land Rover promises to invite all customers to the lair of factory off-road experts - a test center on the Eastnor estate Castle, where it will be possible to test the car in relative safety.
And yes, you will have to pay handsomely for nostalgia. The price of the Defender Works V8 Trophy in the UK is a minimum of £195,000. But each buyer will be offered a bonus to decorate the body of an SUV with his last name and the flag of his native country, as is customary on real «combat» cars.
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