Fuel-fueled engines have become an integral part of Land Rover DefenderBut what happens when you bring them into the future on battery power? Here we present the result.
Mat Watson of Carwow Reviews has just presented on his channel a video in which they see a couple of standard Land Rover Defenders models that have a surprise under the hood, the engine of a Tesla Model S.
This combination that brings the best of both worlds was created by Electric Classic Cars. The hardware is courtesy of Tesla, its 100 kWh battery located on its floor has been split in two for the Defender conversion, a 60 kWh battery is placed in the engine compartment and the rest is in the trunk, this helps to distribute the weight properly and not add a kilo to the weight with which they left the factory.
The powertrain design is basically the same, the Tesla engine is connected to propeller shafts and electronic locking differentials at both ends.
You’re probably asking yourself the same question as us, how fast can a Tesla-powered Land Rover go? Tesla engines produce around 450 hp and reach 60mph in 5 seconds. Mat Watson tried one and sure enough, it reached 60 in less than 4 seconds, what a power!
The black truck bears by name SVX Spectre Edition Defender and it is inspired by the James Bond movies, on the other hand, it is also Doris Defender.
As you can deduce, these Land Rover Defender are not cheap, Doris has a cost of 174 thousand dollars, while the Specter is worth approximately 208,000 dollarsWhich one would you buy?