V8 Defender to celebrate Land Rover’s 70th Birthday
Land Rover has announced that it is to offer a very limited run of just 150 70th Anniversary Defenders fitted with a 5.0 litre V8 petrol engine mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Solihull’s final celebration of the Defender before the long-awaited replacement is revealed, will be built by their Classic division that has also built the reworked Series I and the Range Rover Classic.
If you fancy one of the last of the last Defenders you will need at least £150,000 to enjoy the 400bhp and 500 nM of torque that it will deliver.
However, those more financially astute and desiring something that is completely custom built to your own specifications we would like to remind you that Nene Overland can offer a fully bespoke-built Land Rover Defender using the Corvette 6.2 V8 LS engine. This unit will reward you with 430bhp and 540nM out of the box and up to 550bhp with a few carefully chosen additional power upgrades.
With the Nene Built conversion you are also welcome to let us carry out the installation to your existing Defender.
See our original Press Release below outlining our fantastic Corvette upgrade.
NENE OVERLAND IS NOW OFFERING THE INSTALLATION OF A CORVETTE LS3 6.2 LITRE V8 ALONG WITH 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC GEARBOX FOR THE LAND ROVER DEFENDER
Land Rover owners can transform their vehicle into a truly wild V8 Defender by bringing in their existing vehicle for conversion or letting us find the perfect Defender and installing the LS V8 for them. Our years of experience in tuning has yielded the highest-ever performance levels from a Defender. Our technical abilities along with attention to each and every detail, has seen us develop cutting-edge components that are technically innovative and ultimately faster and stronger than the competition. The Nene Overland Wild Defender programme replaces the stock diesel engine and gearbox, with a GM derived 6.2L petrol V8 and 6 speed automatic gearbox providing 430bhp and more than 540 NM of Torque at 4,700 RPM. Additional power upgrades are available for power increases, providing over 550bhp.