Sport One of the purest SUVs in history, the Land Rover Defender, comes with a special version known as the Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition.
Exclusivity and performance are not at odds with the legacy of a vehicle as important as the Land Rover Defender. In fact, one of the purest SUVs in history comes with a special version called Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Editiona model that, according to the British manufacturer, has a “legacy-inspired design and exclusive specifications”.
Inspired by the 1965 Land Rover Series IIa From Spencer Wilks, one of the founders of Land Rover, and on the island of Islay, in Scotland, this special edition has specific finishes both on the exterior and on the interior, it is available in body options 90 and 110 Station Wagon , and has a production limited to only 30 units.
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Sport One of the purest SUVs in history comes with a special version
Starting with the exterior, the Land Rover Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition features a Mid Gray paint with a contrasting roof and steel wheels in Limestone finish. The wheel arches show a Heritage Gray finish and there are traditional Land Rover logos and badges as well as a side drawing that reads “GXC 639C”a nod to Wilks’ Series IIa license plate.
In it interior of this new special edition we can find Windsor Ebony leather on the seats, the side trims, the doors, the headlining and the dashboard. There are also body-coloured accents around the center console, multimedia system and the shifter for the ZF eight-speed transmission.
On the other hand, we find a plate that tells the story of the birth of the Land Rover name next to the gear lever. There are also specific tactile Islay Woolen Mill finishes on the seat shoulder areas, door panel sections, center armrest lid and hidden detailing under the sun visors.
Under the hood of the Land Rover Defender Works V8 Islay Edition hides a eight-cylinder V 5.0 liters with 405 HP of power at 6,000 rpm and 515 Nm for 5,000 rpm. This engine is associated with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system, going from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds with a top speed of 171 km/h.
Los prices for the United Kingdom of this new special edition of the Land Rover Defender start from 230,000 pounds (261.000 euros) for version 90, and from 245,000 pounds (278.000 euros) for model 110.