Once this lock down ends I’m sure we’re all eager to get out for a drive and enjoy life again. And if you’re also fed up with vehicles that have a dash that looks like it’s from the space shuttle and electronic wizardry to control everything. Plus if a nice trip into the countryside is on your to-do list then Land Rover may have just the right vehicle to for you. A special edition Defender Works V8 Trophy model. Limited to just 25 vehicles, each one has been re-hewn by experts at Land Rover Classic from post 2012 vehicles in either 110 or 90 body shape and finished to resemble those of the fabled Global challenges of years ago.
Externally they are finished in Eastnor yellow and propelled by new 405PS petrol 5.0 litre V8 mated to eight speed ZF auto box. With uprated brakes and handling, mud-terrain tyres at the corners, LED spotlights mounted on the front of the roof rack, they are up for any challenge you’d like to throw at them. The addition of all-terrain equipment including; a front winch, multi-point expedition cage, roof rack, underbody protection, A-bar, and a raised air intake, means you’ll be able to get in and out of areas that other 4X4’s can only dream of.
On the inside it’s not all bare metal, there’s full black Windsor leather trim, supportive Recaro sports seats with contrasting yellow stitch detailing, plus a rather natty Land Rover Trophy clock face by Elliot Brown. Fitted into the dash is Land Rover Classic’s own Classic Infotainment System with integrated navigation which also offers mobile device connectivity. A small but perhaps necessity nod to modern times.
All those who buy one of these iconic vehicles will be given the opportunity to compete in an exclusive three-day adventure at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire. Some where from personal LR experience I can heartily recommend.
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For more details and to start planning your own Covid breakout adventure go to; https://www.landrover.co.uk/explore-land-rover/land-rover-classic/defender-works-v8-trophy.html. Or for a short video try; https://www.landrover.co.uk/explore-land-rover/land-rover-classic/defender-works-v8-trophy.html.