TO celebrate its global off-roading and exploration heritage, Land Rover Classic has launched 25 exclusive expedition-inspired Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II cars.
For seven decades, Land Rovers have been exploring paths previously inaccessible. Each car has a unique camouflage representing 23 locations the legendary 4x4 has tackled over 70 years of adventuring history, including places from The Camel Trophy, First Overland and G4 Challenge.
The design also features hidden Land Rovers and their iconic shape in silhouette for owners to identify.
This Land Rover Trophy allows like-minded petrolheads to forge lasting friendships, make memories and create their own patina on an unforgettable event.
Owners will receive guidance from experts to compete in a series of points-based off-road challenges, inspired by its famous global adventures. After three days of competition, one team will walk away with a grand prize.
The unique camouflaged Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy models, that honour Land Rover’s all-terrain heritage, will be created using Defender models from 2012–2016, stripped and rebuilt by hand to exacting standards and improved high specifications, then developed by a dedicated team at Land Rover Classic.
Michael van der Sande, who is the managing director of Jaguar Land Rover special vehicle operations, said: “The Defender has conquered terrains across the world. Our latest Classic Works V8 Trophy II honours this expedition heritage in its unique exterior design, paying homage to some of these stunning locations.”
Powered by Land Rover’s 5.0-litre V8 petrol power train, producing 298kW and 515Nm of torque, the limited edition features an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.
Each model undergoes a comprehensive rebuild with uprated suspension, steering enhancements and uprated brakes. It will be offered as a 90 and 110 Station Wagon bodies as well as a 110 Double Cab Pick-up for the first time on a Trophy model.