Whereas the brand new Land Rover Defender is loaded with superior expertise that guarantees to make off-roading simpler than ever earlier than, this 1993 Defender lately restored and modified by Osprey Customized Automobiles is one thing else totally.
The corporate, based mostly out of Wilmington, North Carolina, began work on this Defender by eradicating all the physique panels and restoring the chassis. Osprey then overhauled the suspension system with new shocks and is derived from Terra Firma in addition to a brand new steering stabilizer together with a brand new heavy-duty monitor rod and drag hyperlink, in addition to heavy-duty entrance and rear axles.
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Then we come to the engine. Gone is the unique powertrain and as a replacement sits a 6.2-liter Corvette LS3 V8 rated at 525 hp and 486 lb-ft (659 Nm) of torque and paired with an computerized transmission. Heavy-duty driveshafts and a customized switch case are additionally current. Osprey has additionally upgraded the brakes with bigger calipers and vented discs whereas additionally putting in 19-inch Kahn wheels.
Inside, the off-roader options heated entrance seats, an Alcantara headliner and heavy-duty rubber ground mats. There are additionally energy home windows, keyless entry and a double-din stereo with DVD, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, navigation, and a reversing digital camera. Osprey has additionally fitted a 10-speaker JL audio system.
From the surface, the Defender appears completely attractive. Positioned up entrance is a heavy-duty winch whereas a number of gloss black elements superbly distinction the white paint. Different key exterior options embrace a snorkel and an LED mild bar on the roof.
Oh, it’ll price you
The unhealthy information? As usually is the case with these sorts of creations, be ready for a sticker shock as Osprey’s traditional Defender is priced at $189,000. In case you can reside with out the traditional appears, that form of dough can get you wherever from almost 4 model new base, 296hp four-cylinder 2020 Land Rover Defenders at $49,900 a pop, or two properly geared up Defender 110 X editions with the 395hp 6-cylinder engine from $80,900 a chunk.