Showing posts in the category of Land Rover Defender

Wildcat's 430HP LS3-Powered Land Rover Defender [w/Video]


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The Land Rover Defender may be highly capable off-road, but it also has a renown of being a slow vehicle.

UK-based aftermarket specialist Wildcat has solved this problem by replacing the stock diesel engine and gearbox with a Chevrolet Corvette-sourced 6.2-liter LS3 V8 petrol engine and a GM 6L80 six-speed automatic gearbox.

This is How a Land Rover Defender Should be Driven Off-Road


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People in the know always rave on about how the Land Rover Defender is next-to unparalelled when it comes to dealing with off-road driving.

However, since it doesn’t have any electronic aids, like Land Rover’s more modern products, you need some skill and technique to make the most of its abilities.

More Details About 2016-Bound All-New Land Rover Defender


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For a vehicle that's coming up soon, details on the new Land Rover Defender are surprisingly sparse. We know it will most likely feature an aluminum frame and a modern design that’s already been signed off, as well as the fact that it will be “rugged and attainable.

Land Rover's Special Operations To Give Defender A Proper Send-Off


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The end is approaching for the Land Rover Defender as we know it, but Jaguar Land Rover's new Special Operations unit is prepared to give the icon a fitting farewell.

"Harry's Garage" Series of Videos Kicks Off with 1954 Land Rover Series 1


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You may know that EVO magazine founder Harry Metcalfe has been working as Executive Advisor of Special Operations at Jaguar Land Rover since 2013.

1973 Land Rover Series III Can Go over Everything


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The Land Rover Series III is the predecessor of today’s Defender, as anyone could tell just by taking a look at its almost unchanged shape. Built between 1971 and 1985, the Series III was one of the most rugged off-roaders of its time.

New Land Rover Defender’s Design Reportedly Finalized


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The styling of the upcoming Land Rover Defender, one of the most important launches for the British automaker in recent years, has been reportedly signed off.

New Land Rover Defender Family's Models will be "Rugged and Attainable”


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Motor show sidelines are some of the best places to catch official representatives revealing (semi-official) clues in regards to their future plans, and it was in New York that Land Rover’s design director, Gerry McGovern, dropped hints as to what they were going to do with the Defender name plate.

Icon Realizes the Full Potential of Land Rover Defender via V8 Swap


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The Land Rover Defender gets much love from people for many very different reasons. For some it’s one step up from a farm tractor and inherently used as such, while others acknowledge the draw and potential its square shape has and see it as a fashion accessory – most modern Landy-lovers probably find themselves in the middle, but not the unknown customer who ordered the vehicle you see here from Icon.

Owner Explains the Attraction of Land Rover Defenders


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People who own and drive a Land Rover Defender are not as badly perceived as those who travel in a fancy modern SUV, despite the fact that the environmental impact is probably similar, especially if the Defender in question is fitted with an old diesel engine.

Kahn Shows Own Idea of More Modern Looking Land Rover Defender Diesel


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The Land Rover Defender is a vehicle that after almost half a century of service, is finally being dragged towards retirement. However, even after it will be put out of production, there will still be plenty around to break up for parts or salvage, refurbish and even modernize as extensively as you wish, kind of like what Kahn Design has done with the diesel one shown here or the more extreme (and much faster one) with the elongated front section.

Land Rover Reveals Two New Defender Variants Ahead of Geneva


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Land Rover has announced that it will be bringing two new Defender variants to early March’s Geneva motor show. As we’ve come to expect, these kinds of special versions/packs don’t alter the vehicle in any dramatically significant way, concentrating just on changing its appearance (and perceived level of luxury, in this case, as they are only offered on cars of already high XS specification).

Kahn Says This Defender is Probably the Fastest Land Rover in the World


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Kahn is making a pretty big statement with this heavily modified Defender dubbed 'Chelsea Longnose' that comes with a 495bhp V8 engine, as the British tuner is claiming that it's "probably the fastest Land Rover on the planet", which may hold true, but only if they're excluding Range Rover-badged models.

New Land Rover Defender to Sport Radically Different Look


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The Land Rover Defender’s look was never a primary concern, but it simple shape was never offensive, and many have grown to like it over the decades it has been in service. Now, the manufacturer is looking to replace it with an all-new and modern alternative, one that we now learn will look radically different to the classic.

An In-Depth Look and Drive of the All-Electric Land Rover Defender


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If you find Robert Llewellyn’s face is familiar, that’s because it probably is to you. He hosted quite a few different television series for various networks, some of which involved building vehicles out of scrap parts, and has now started a YouTube channel where he posts videos of his first-hand experiences with new developments in green tech – it’s called Fully Charged.

Spied: All-New Land Rover Freelander / LR2 Wearing Production Body


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You may remember that last time our spies caught up with the Land Rover Freelander's (called LR2 in North America) replacement, the British carmaker was evaluating a test mule outfitted with an extended length body of the Range Rover Evoque. Now, Land Rover has churned out a regular prototype with the production body of its upcoming SUV.

Does Size Really Matter? Tug of War between Land Rover Defender and Ram Pickup


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Just like arm wrestling, tug of war duels between cars serve the same purpose: to show overly competitive men that they are more powerful than their opponents. This type of battles can go spectacularly wrong some times, but no matter the outcome, they always seem to entertain spectators.

Farewell to a Legend: Land Rover Defender Will Be Axed by Mid-Decade


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Land Rover has confirmed reports that it will stop making the Defender SUV, built since 1948 with little changes. “The Defender will go out of production by the middle of the decade due to legislative reasons,” a Land Rover spokesman told Autonews Europe.

IAA 2013: Startech Turns Land Rover Defender Into a Worthy Opponent for Mercedes' G Wagen


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If Mercedes-Benz can pull it off with the classic G-Wagen for more than three decades now, then why can't Land Rover do the same with its Defender 4x4 marketing it as a premium offering with a price tag to match?

We're sure many of you can answer that question in a lot of different ways (agreeing or disagreeing), and while Land Rover itself has opted to start from a clean sheet of paper for the Defender's replacement, German tuning firm Startech is proposing a luxury upgrade for the current three-door 90 model, which it will present in a world premiere at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA).

Feds Destroy Illegally-Imported Land Rover Defender


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Illegal imports are taken very seriously in the United States, as the importer of a Land Rover Defender recently found out.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials crushed a Defender that had been seized in April in the Port of Baltimore, as the UK off-roader doesn’t comply with American safety and emissions standards. However, the law allows for Defenders (and other gray-market cars) that are more than 25 years old to be brought to the country.