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August 1, 2019

You Can Transform Your Land Rover Defender to Look, Perform Like the Limited Edition Works V8

With the all-new Defender coming in September, Land Rover is breathing life into the “classic” model that will deliver enhanced performance and on-road agility.

Inspired by the limited-edition Defender Works V8 – 70th Edition, the upgrade kits are the first of their kind from Land Rover and is available for both 90 and 110 derivatives built between 1994 and 2016.

The upgrades start with diamond-turned 18-inch Sawtooth alloy wheels which can be fitted to Defenders built from 1994 onwards.

Meanwhile, the Defender Suspension Upgrade Kit is suitable from 2007 model year vehicles, comprising uniquely-tuned suspension tailored for on-road comfort and dynamics with revised coil spring rates, dampers, anti-roll bars, links, and bushes.

Then, the Defender Handling Upgrade Kit adds uprated Works V8 specification brake discs, pads and calipers to the 18-inch Sawtooth alloy wheels and enhanced suspension.

The final and most comprehensive upgrade option is only available on 2.2-litre TDCi models produced from 2012 model year onwards and is only available direct from Land Rover Classic. The Defender Classic Works Upgrade Kit includes all of the wheel, brake and suspension elements in addition to new performance-rated tires and an engine upgrade which delivers an extra 40 horspower for a total output of 162 horsepower and 463 Nm torque. Top speed is increased to 170 km/h.

The Classic Works Upgrade Kit also includes bespoke badging on the front wings and an owner’s certificate.

All components have been fully assessed to the same standards as Works V8 in dynamic testing, with engineers meeting the same fast road and braking targets for Upgrade Kit components as last year’s limited-run model. CO2 emissions meet the same Euro 5 commercial standards as a standard 2.2 TDCi, with emissions control systems retained.

As for the cost, the wheel is £ 432 (~ P 26,780) each, while opting for the Suspension Upgrade ups the cost to £ 2,247.07 (~ P 139,305); the Handling kit, £ 10,391.47 (~ P 644,213); and finally the whole shebang sets you back £ 16,995 (~ P 1,053,596).

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