By Otsile Kadiege
The Land Rover Defender V8 90 and 110 have officially landed in South Africa and pricing has been announced.
The new Defender V8 is powered by Land Rover’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine, which produces 386kW of power and 625Nm of torque. The V8 engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Defender V8 90 accelerates from 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 240km/h.
The new Defender V8’s revised suspension and transmission tuning, including bespoke spring and damper rates and a new Electronic Active Rear Differential, this is said to deliver a more agile and engaging handling with heightened body control – all accompanied by a characteristic V8 soundtrack.
Defender V8 Carpathian Edition
There’s also an exclusive new Defender V8 Carpathiab Edition. It’s exclusively finished in Carpathian Grey, it’s set apart by a Narvik Black contrast roof, bonnet and, for the first time on New Defender, taildoor. Other visual highlights include V8 Carpathian Edition badging finishes, Satin Black towing eyes and distinctive Xenon Blue brake calipers.
The Carpathian Edition’s exterior is finished with Land Rover’s Satin Protective Film. This recyclable PU-based wrap is applied to external bodywork to give the Defender 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 Miko Suedecloth and Robustec accents, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and illuminated treadplates.
Defender V8 customers can also select the new Extended Black Pack as an option. This provides a Gloss Black finish for the front and rear skid plates, grille bar, bonnet chequer finisher, badging, lower body cladding and wheel arches for a stealthy and purposeful appearance.
The Land Rover Defender V8 90 and 110 is priced as follows:
Defender 90 V8 R2,359,300
Defender 110 V8 R2,432,900
Defender 90 V8 Carpathian Edition R2,454,700; and
Defender 110 V8 Carpathian Edition R2,528,300
All prices include VAT but exclude CO2 tax. All Land Rover vehicles come with standard 5-year/100,000km Land Rover Care Warranty and Maintenance Plans.
More on the Land Rover Defender 90 and 110 V8 here: https://www.khulekanionwheels.com/2021/02/26/powerful-land-rover-defender-v8-revealed/
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