Land Rover launches Defender Works V8

Land Rover to produce one last run of original Defenders

Reuben Van Niekerk
Land Rover
Land Rover Defender
Defender Works V8

Even though the new Land Rover Defender has been launched and is on sale across the globe, it seems Land Rover simply cannot let go of the original. Land Rover Classic is continuing the formidable expedition legacy of the original Defender with a limited production run of adventure-ready Defender Works V8 Trophy vehicles.


What makes it special?

Based on the re-engineered 2012-2016 Defender Works V8 specification, developed by Land Rover Classic, including 298kW/515Nm, 5.0 litre V8 petrol drivetrain, eight-speed ZF automatic and comprehensively uprated suspension, steering and braking packages, the Trophy vehicles feature a wide range of additional upgrades specifically tailored for off-road use.


Additional all-terrain kit includes a front winch, multi-point expedition cage, roof rack, underbody protection, A-bar, raised air intake, LED spotlights and mud-terrain tyres.

The interior benefits from full black Windsor leather upholstery with Recaro sports seats, contrast yellow stitching and a bespoke Land Rover Trophy clock face by Elliot Brown.


How many will be available?

Twenty-five examples of the Defender Works V8 Trophy, in a mixture of 90 and 110 Station Wagon body designs, will be exclusively finished in a unique Eastnor Yellow paint colour with matching 16-inch steel wheels. Contrasting Narvik Black Paintwork features on the wheel arches, bonnet and rear door. The purpose-built vehicles also receive LED headlamps, a Heritage front grille and unique Land Rover Trophy badging.


When will it be available?

Both 90 and 110 wheelbase Defender Works V8 Trophy derivatives are now available to order direct from Land Rover Classic with prices starting from £195000.