Land Rover Defender V8

Land Rover unveils Defender V8 and Defender V8 Carpathian Edition flagship

Land Rover, today, introduced new variants in one of its most popular 4×4 line up, the Defender V8. The Defender V8 inherits Land Rover’s renowned 4×4 capability to deliver exceptional performance and driver engagement. Specially-developed suspension and transmission play a major role to make the new Defender line-up fastest and most fulfilling yet.


Land Rover Defender V8

New Defender V8 is based on the heritage of eight-cylinder Land Rovers dating back to the 1970s. The potent new V8 supercharged 5.0-liter V8 pumps 525HP, 625Nm of torque and drives through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Defender V8 90 accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 5.0 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds) with a top speed of 240km/h.

With unique suspension and transmission tuning, including bespoke spring and damper rates and a new Electronic Active Rear Differential, the Defender V8 delivers more agile and engaging handling with heightened body control – all accompanied by a characteristic V8 soundtrack.

A first for the Defender V8 is the state-of-the-art Pivi Pro touchscreen infotainment with new features,  including the option of a larger 11.4-inch touchscreen display. It has a wireless device charging with integrated signal booster.

New and exclusive to the Defender V8 is a new Dynamic mode within the Terrain Response system. It helps drivers to exploit the more dynamic character and handling balance on tarmac and loose surfaces.

Alongside the Defender V8 is the XS Edition, which replaces the First Edition. Positioned above the SE models, it features a unique exterior and interior treatment and is available in both 90 and 110 body designs. Exterior highlights include bespoke body-colored lower cladding and lower wheel arches, and distinctive 20-inch, contrast Satin Grey with diamond turned wheel. A choice of four exterior colors: Silicon Silver, Hakuba Silver, Gondwana Stone and Santorini Black. Interior offerings for the XS comprise 12-way, heated and electric memory seats, finished in Khaki Grained Leather,  as well as the Cross Car Beam with a Light Grey powder coat.

Standard equipment for the XS Edition consist the Electronic Air Suspension, Adaptive Dynamics, Configurable Terrain Response, Matrix LED headlights with signature DRL, ClearSight interior Rear view camera and Pivi Pro infotainment system with 11- speaker Meridian sound system.


Land Rover Defender V8 Carpathian Edition 

The new Defender V8 Carpathian Edition flagship has bespoke design and specification enhancements inside and out. Finished exclusively in Carpathian Grey, it is distinguished by a Narvik Black contrast roof, bonnet and, for the first time on New Defender, taildoor. Additional visual highlights include Satin Black towing eyes and distinctive Xenon Blue front brake calipers.

The unique exterior is finished with Land Rover’s Satin Protective Film. The PU-based wrap is applied to external bodywork giving the 4×4 a contemporary semi-matte finish that also protects against everything from car park scratches to off-road bramble rash.

Inside, the Defender V8 Carpathian Edition features the same upgrades as the V8, with seats finished in Ebony Windsor leather with Dinamica suedecloth and Robustec accents, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and illuminated treadplates.

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