Land Rover has traded the British countryside for the Nurburgring for the event of the all-new Defender V8, because the range-topping variant of the SUV was not too long ago snapped on the German racetrack.
The automaker’s engineers have in all probability thought that by protecting it undisguised, bystanders will assume that it’s simply one other common Defender. Nonetheless, the burbling V8 is what gave it away, because it did make a whole lot of noise whereas it was being pushed by corners.
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Regardless of not being a full-blown SVR mannequin and thus not a direct challenger to the likes of the Mercedes-AMG G63, the Defender V8 will pack a supercharged 5.0-liter engine, and can in all probability be the final Land Rover to make use of it, as this mill will go away manufacturing for good in a couple of months.
Earlier experiences have indicated that it ought to pump out round 500 horsepower, roughly 80 HP lower than the highest G-Wagen, and with a view to address the additional oomph, it’s stated to return with an air suspension as customary. This can even be sure that the off-road prowess won’t be sacrificed for the sake of constructing it sooner in straight line acceleration and on twisty mountain roads over the common Defenders.
Land Rover hasn’t introduced when the Defender V8 will bow, however it’s going to doubtless premiere within the first half of subsequent 12 months as a 2021MY.