RIVOLVE DEFENDER V8 INSTALL SOLUTIONS

CHOICE of 5 INSTALLS - 355 BHP Manual - 700 BHP Automatic

Since 1988 we have always been unable to resist the temptation to enhance the LR Defender in so many ways. Style and comfort enhancements always follow our engineering expertise to totally transform the driving experience. This has led to so many years installing and converting the Land Rover Defender to make more power and torque to reconfigure the way it feels and drives. In the early Nene years it was always about Turbo Diesel Intercooler installs, however for the past 10 years all those years of engineering and electrical experience have put us in such a great place to develop and offer what we have today, a range of 5 petrol V8 installs to suit a wide range of clients, there unique special Defenders and of course make so much more of what is such an iconic retro classic vehicle. For those that feel they just can’t move away from the Diesels we also have a great range of performance, comfort and driving upgrades to make you feel that you have just got into a new Defender, vast improvements from the one left with the Nene team. Please enjoy further information, pricing and advise. We are always on hand to help and advise on the best V8 instal solution for you, or of course discuss a full build and supply as we continue to hold one of the largest inventories of quality used LR Defenders in the UK. We often supply, build and ship to clients worldwide so please catch up soon with your requirements.

 

 

 

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RIVOLVE GM V8 PETROL ENGINE INSTALL OPTIONS

GM L 83 5.3 LITRE V8 PETROL5328 cc

  • 5328 cc
  • 355 hp     ( 264 kW ) @ 5600 rpm
  • 382 lb-ft ( 519 Nm ) @  4100 rpm
  • VVT Variable valve timing
  • 6 speed manual  or 8 speed automatic gearbox fitment
  • 6 speed manual option        £27,995+vat
  • 8 speed automatic option  £34,995+vat

GM L 86 6.2 LITRE V8 PETROL

  • 6162 cc
  • 420 hp  (313 kW) @ 5600 rpm
  • 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) @ 4100  rpm
  • VVT Variable valve timing
  • 8 speed automatic gearbox fitment only
  • Would recommend rear LSD HD drive shaft/flange upgrade
  • 8 speed automatic option  £36,995+vat

GM LT4 SUPERCHARGED 6.2 LITRE V8 PETROL

  • 6162 cc
  • 650 – 700 hp (485 kW) @ 6400 rpm
  • 650 lb-ft (861 Nm) @ 3600 rpm
  • VVT Variable valve timing
  • 8 speed automatic gearbox fitment only
  • Price on application as would require full driveline upgrade,
    strengthening incorporating 3 HD limited slip differentials
    This install would suit full bespoke Defender supply and build.

8-SPEED 8L80 M5U HYDRA-MATIC

Automatic Transmission for GM L83 – L86 – LT4 supercharger instals

The Hydra-Matic 8L90 (production code M5U) is a fuel-saving and electronically

controlled eight-speed automatic transmission developed and produced by
General Motors for use in rear- and rear-biased all-wheel-drive vehicles with
a longitudinal powertrain orientation. Used in full-size trucks, SUVs, sports cars,
and luxury cars, the Hydra-Matic 8L90 is part of the 8LXX family of transmissions
that succeeded the 6LXX family.

GM LS3 6.2 LITRE V8 PETROL INSTALL

  • 6162 cc
  • 436 hp     ( 320 Kw ) @ 5900 rpm
  • 428 lb-ft ( 580 Nm ) @ 4800 rpm
  • Fitment only with 6 speed 6L80 automatic transmission
    Would recommend rear LSD HD drive shaft/flange upgrade
  • Install price £34,995+vat

GM LS3 6.2 LITRE V8 PETROL ( 525 hp variant )

  • 6162 cc
  • 535 hp (391 Kw) @ 4400 rpm
  • 489 lb-ft (663 Nm) @ 4400 rpm
  • Fitment only with 6 speed 6L80 automatic transmission
    Would recommend HD driveline LSD differential upgrades
  • Install price £39,995+vat

6L80 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

The Hydra-Matic 6L80 is a six-speed automatic transmission produced by

General Motors for use in all-wheel-drive vehicles with a longitudinal powertrain orientation.
Developed in-house by General Motors, the Hydra-Matic 6L80 is part
of the 6LXX family of fuel-saving, electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmissions.
(Price includes retention of removed core units)

RIVOLVE 6.2 LS V8 LAND ROVER DEFENDER INSTALL KIT

  • Dash driver to allow correct monitoring of engine temperature, oil pressure and Land Rover factory alarm. (Exclusive to Nene Overland)
  • Bespoke wiring loom, links gearbox ECU, engine ECU and plugs into existing Defender electrics
  • Chevrolet LS430 engine, starter motor, flex plate, alternator, drive belts, PAS pump. (Higher power options in development)
  • 6L80 6-speed auto gearbox
  • Manual gear-shifter with tiptronic up/down Manual shift
  • 6L80E cast-alloy adaptor to LT230 Defender transfer box
  • High-flow alloy, hot climate, cooling radiator with twin electric fans and alloy air ducting
  • Alloy coolant water header tank with low level alarm
  • Bespoke top and bottom coolant hose and heater hoses
  • Dedicated kit for left or right hand drive 2.2TDCi or 2.4TDci Defender 90 and 110
  • Bespoke air conditioning hose kit
  • Bespoke centre dash panel and cubby box – cup holders
  • Optional leather trimmed centre console with drop in iPad mount
  • High pressure fuel pump plus fuel lines to connect to Defender
  • Gearbox and transfer box to retain existing Defender prop shafts.
  • Bespoke air cleaner lid with standard Defender filter, option for high flow filter or bespoke intake
  • Bespoke heavy duty engine mounts
  • Stainless sports exhaust system with single outlet tailpipe, UK emissions tested
  • Optional twin, quad or side exit tailpipe upgrades
  • Fitting instruction manual and technical phone help if needed
  • Bolts, connectors to carry out installation (itemised list)
  • Compete kit packed and crated for air freight

KIT PRICE £26,995 +VAT  (plus shipping)

RIVOLVE SUPPLY AND FIT PRICE £34,995+vat

(price includes retention of removed core units )

ADDITIONAL BUILT IN SECURITY in all our installs free of charge.

  • Hidden engine run/immobiliser security switch
  • Unique to Nene Puma alarm module relocation loom to stop those thieves from accessing your Defender alarm in the night. We will relocate it to different area in your Defender engine bay to stop those toe rags getting to it thus keeping your prized Defender safe from theft.

 

OPTIONAL FAST ROAD ENHANCEMENTS including fit and test.

  • Rear 24 spline half shaft, drive flange and HD limited slip differential. £1495 +VAT 
  • Centre heavy duty limited slip differential plus fully rebuild front axle drive line incorporating front HD limited slip differential, HD CV joints, drive flanges and half shafts including rear axle option above. The full package £5,876 +VAT

RIVOLVE  FAST ROAD BRAKE KIT including fit and test.

  • Front race grooved extreme 360mm brake rotors with Rivolve 8 pot calipers finished in race red, optional bespoke colours available.
  • Rear race, drilled rotors with extreme 4 pot Rivolve calipers and pads £4,280 +VAT 

If you are looking for interior, exterior, bespoke enhancement and styling, please check out our bodyshop - www.bodyshop47.com

Auto Gearbox

We offer several different solutions for Auto Gearbox conversions from the touch-pad detailed above to the more traditional automatic gear selector below. Both with or without additional paddle-shift. Please talk to our specialist performance team for further details

Click the above image to read the Lean Mean article from LRM magazine about one of our GM 5.3-litre L83 engine powered Defender 90’s

Click the above image to read the article from LRO magazine about one of our 6.2 litre V8 Defenders!

Please be aware that any tuning upgrade or modification may invalidate your Manufacturers’ Warranty. We are happy to aid and advise on this. If in doubt it would be wise to consult with us prior to approaching your local dealer if warranty support is likely to be required.

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