Tag: Land Rover Defender

Can A Classic Defender Converted To Electric Take On A Modern Model In A Tug Of War?

More than a few tuners are converting classic cars to electric and among them is the appropriately named Electric Classic Cars, which took the electric drivetrain out of a Tesla and put it in a classic Land Rover Defender. Although the benefits of electric motors’ instant torque have been covered at length on the dragstrip, […]

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Land Rover Is Reportedly Developing A Bigger Range Rover-Based Defender

Land Rover apparently wants to capitalize on the success of the Defender nameplate by reportedly more variants to its lineup. Besides the upcoming longer-body eigh-seater Defender 130 that is expected in 2022, the rumored performance-focused Defender SVO, and a possible Defender pickup, the company is said to be developing a more luxurious model based on the upcoming Range Rover platform. […]

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Ford’s Rumored High-End Bronco Could Get A Fixed Roof To Challenge The Defender

There is a possibility that Ford could produce a fixed-roof version of the Bronco if it ever decides to chase after the Land Rover Defender. During a recent interview with Ford Authority, Ford Bronco chief engineer Eric Loeffler said that there aren’t any current plans to sell the Bronco with a fixed roof, noting that […]

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Himalaya Hue 166 Is A Hand-Built $300k Defender With A 650 HP Supercharged V8

Charleston-based Himalaya presented their latest project, named Hue 166, that’s based on a “perfectly restored” Land Rover Defender. The one-off restomod is inspired by the first version of the iconic 4×4 unveiled back in 1948, but like other Himalaya projects, it comes with significant upgrades in performance, driveability, and a luxurious cabin. For this project, […]

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Land Rover’s Longer Defender 130 Spotted On Public Roads

A longer version of the Defender is in the works, as Land Rover turns the nameplate into a sub-brand, adding to the 90 and 110 models with the upcoming 130. Strictly speaking, the Defender 130 won’t feature an extended wheelbase compared to the existing 110. Instead, the eight-seater will add length aft of the rear wheels. […]

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New 2022 Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition Evokes Memories Of The Camel Trophy

Land Rover today announced a new Trophy Edition of the Defender that comes with a variety of off-road additions that will be perfect to go on a special one-day off-road adventure competition organized by the automaker at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. While not mentioned, Land Rover’s inspiration clearly comes from the Camel Trophy […]

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Could These Tesla-Powered Land Rover Defenders Be The Ultimate EV Off-Roading Conversions?

Electric conversions are nothing new, but when it comes to a Tesla-powered take on a classic Defender, that’s enough to get anyone’s attention. Matt Watson from Carwow puts two electric Defenders through their paces to test if they are worth their six-figure price tags. This Defender Duo has been converted by installing the electric motor […]

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