Land Rover’s Classic division is building 25 units of the Defender Works V8 Trophy for an adventure competition at Eastnor Castle. It’ll be based on the re-engineered 2012-2016 Defender Works V8 and buyers will have a choice of 90 and 110 body styles.
Each of the 25 units will be finished in an exclusive Eastnor Yellow paint with matching 16-inch steel wheels. Adding contrasting touches are Narvik Black-painted wheel arches, bonnet and the rear door. The purpose-built off-roaders also receive LED headlights, a Heritage front grille, Land Rover Trophy badging and event participation graphics personalized to each customer.
Additional off-roading kit includes a front winch, multi-point expedition cage, roof rack, underbody protection, A-bar, raised air intake, LED spotlights and mud-terrain tyres.
We’re looking forward to an exciting and memorable event, full of camaraderie, and continuing the Land Rover Trophy legend for years to come. Seeing the silhouette of these vehicles which you’ll instantly know as a Land Rover, traversing the hills at Eastnor, will be a defining moment of the adventure. – Dan Pink, Director, Land Rover Classic
Expert one-to-one tuition will be provided as part of the adventure, giving customers a unique opportunity to develop extreme driving techniques and skills in their own vehicle, before putting their training to the test. Everyone will compete for a range of prizes, including a grand prize for the overall winner – to be announced later in 2021.
Inside, the V8 Trophy gets full black Windsor leather upholstery with Recaro sports seats, contrast yellow stitching and a bespoke Land Rover Trophy clock face by Elliot Brown. A classic infotainment system with integrated navigation and mobile device connectivity is also installed.
Powering the Defender Works V8 Trophy is a 5.0-litre (4,999 cc) V8 naturally-aspirated petrol engine that develops 298 kW (405 metric hp) at 6,000 rpm and 515 Nm (380 lb-ft) of torque at 5,000 rpm. The engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox with a two-speed transfer case. Besides front and rear differentials, there’s a torque-biasing centre differential as well.
Prices start from £195,000 for a 90 in the UK.