Only two weeks after revealing plans to release a very limited edition of 150 V8-engined Defenders, JLR announced that the "Defender Works V8" is all sold out. Customers were able to choose from either a 90 or 110 configuration, with the cheapest entry point being the 90 version at only £150,000.
That translates to a minimum of £22,500,000 worth of sales on a discontinued model. Ok, well it isn't like they re-released just any old car. This is the Defender we are talking about here. But this just proves that the world still isn't ready to move on from the old Defender design. Even at double or triple what they were selling for two years ago when they were still in production.
The Works Defender boasts 405 horsepower and 515 Nm of torque coming courtesy of a 5.0-liter V8 of the naturally aspirated type. The power gets delivered to the axles after passing through Land Rover's latest 8-speed automatic developed by ZF, and the standard LT230 transfer box. It rides on 18-inch alloys with 265/65-section tires, uprated brakes, and beefier suspension. The last V8 Defenders from the factory were the 50th Anniversary models from 1998.
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