Land Rover is building just 25 units of this new-old Defender V8 Trophy

Yours from P12.7 million before taxes
by Vijay Pattni | Feb 13, 2021
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This is the Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy, which is a long name for a car that celebrates a long history: a V8-powered off-roader built to celebrate the classic Camel Trophy Landies etched into the annals of car lore.

Only 25 of these V8 Trophy ‘cars’ are being built, each one taking the Works V8 Defender as its base. It’s a good, if terrifying, base: JLR’s 400hp 5.0-liter V8 with 515Nm of torque, matched to an eight-speed auto. Everything is bunded inside the Defender’s aging bones (your choice of 90 or 110 wheelbase bones).

The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy

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Mercifully, the suspension and the braking have been uprated—the latter featuring 335mm/300mm discs front and back with four-piston calipers—and you get ‘heavy duty’ front and rear diffs. Where the Trophy gains over a regular Works V8 is in the additional adventure kit—stuff like a front winch, an expedition cage, a roof rack, underbody protection, a raised air-intake, LED spotlights, and mud terrain tires.

The Eastnor Yellow paint job pays the biggest visual homage to those Camel Trophy Landies your parents told you about once, and there are full LED headlights, a ‘heritage’ grille, lots of Trophy badging, and 16-inch steel wheels. Leather adorns the interior, and there’s a bespoke clock and even Recaro sports seats (don’t forget, that powertrain can kick the Defender from 0-97mph in 5.6sec).

The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy on the road

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Owners will be treated to a three-day adventure at Eastnor Castle later this year, COVID-19 restrictions permitting. “The Land Rover Defender has always been more than just a vehicle,” explains Land Rover Classic director Dan Pink, “Its engineering capability and suitability for overland expedition and all-terrain competition means it’s renowned with getting away from it all.

“The new Land Rover Trophy will bring this to life for a new generation of adventurers.”

A select generation of adventurers, mind. As we said, just 25 are being built, and prices start at £190,000 (P12.7 million) for a 90 model.

More photos of the Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy:

The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy side by side

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Mud-covered Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy

The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy outdoor

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The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy on an offroad track

The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy in the water

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The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy going up an incline

The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy going through water

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The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy running over mud

The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy rear view

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The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy offroad

The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy decal

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The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy gear stick and center console

The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy analog watch

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The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy bird's eye view

The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy profile on the road

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The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy front view

The Land Rover Defender V8 Trophy alternative front view

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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