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LAND ROVER CLASSIC REVEALS CLASSIC DEFENDER WORKS V8 ISLAY EDITION

05 May 2023

Land Rover Classic, the division of the iconic British automaker dedicated to preserving and restoring classic Land Rovers, has unveiled its latest creation: the Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition. This new model is the first heritage special edition Works V8 from Land Rover Classic, and it pays homage to the company's rich history and heritage.

The Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition

The Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition

The Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition is inspired by Spencer Wilks' personal vehicle from 1965, and it features a number of unique design elements that are sure to turn heads. The exterior of the vehicle is finished in a stunning shade of green, which is a tribute to the Islay region of Scotland, where Wilks used to go on hunting trips.

The vehicle is powered by a 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine that produces 405 horsepower and 515 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, which delivers smooth and responsive gear changes. The Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds, and it has a top speed of 170 km/h.

In addition to its powerful engine, the Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition also features a number of other performance upgrades, including uprated brakes, suspension, and steering. These upgrades ensure that the vehicle is not only fast and powerful, but also agile and responsive on the road.

A stunning tribute to Land Rover's heritage and history

A stunning tribute to Land Rover's heritage and history

Inside, the Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition is just as impressive. The cabin is finished in high-quality leather and features a number of unique design elements, such as embroidered Islay tweed seat inserts and a machined aluminum dashboard. The vehicle also comes with a premium sound system, satellite navigation, and air conditioning, making it a comfortable and enjoyable place to spend time.

The Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition is a limited edition vehicle, with only 15 units set to be produced. Each vehicle will be hand-built by Land Rover Classic's expert craftsmen, using a combination of new and genuine Land Rover parts. The vehicles will be available for purchase in the UK, Europe, and Middle East, and they are sure to be highly sought after by Land Rover enthusiasts and collectors.

The Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition is a stunning tribute to Land Rover's heritage and history. It combines classic design elements with modern performance and technology, creating a truly unique and desirable vehicle. If you're a Land Rover fan or collector, this is definitely a vehicle you won't want to miss.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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