Land Rover Unveils Its Fastest and Most Powerful Defender Ever Made

Powered by a supercharged V8 engine.

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Land Rover has just unveiled its most powerful Defender to both its 90 and 110 lineups. The 2022 models of the off-roader can now be fitted with a supercharged V8 engine that produces 518hp and 461lb-ft of torque.

“The introduction of our V8 powertrain adds a new dimension of driving engagement and off-road capability to Defender. Fast and fun to drive, it represents the pinnacle of the Defender family and is as rewarding on the road as it is capable off it,” said David Hemming, Chief Product Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover. “We’ve also broadened the appeal of the entire Defender lineup with new derivatives, option packs and enhanced connectivity, so there really is a Defender for everyone.”

On top of the engine upgrade, other enhancements arrive in the form of exterior badging, a new optional 11.4-inch touchscreen, distinctive quad exhaust tailpipes, 22-inch alloy wheels, Xenon-Blue front brake calipers, a new electronic active rear differential, larger-diameter solid anti-roll bars, bespoke spring and damper rates, and a new Dynamic program called the Terrain Response® system3.

A special Carpathian Edition will also be made available which sees a Carpathian-Grey premium metallic paint job with a Narvik Black roof — all protected with Land Rover Satin Protective Film. On the inside, you will find seats finished in Miko Suedecloth and Robustec accents, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, and illuminated treadplates.

Pricing has not yet been revealed but consumers can look for this 4×4 to go on sale in the U.S. in the summer of this year.

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