Land Rover Defender 2022: 518-HP Supercharged V-8

Land Rover had never before mass-produced a Defender as powerful as the new V8, which has just hit the market and promises exciting driving experiences. Under its hood is a 5.0-liter engine with 525 hp and 625 Nm of torque that, combined with 8-speed automatic transmission, enables a passage from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.4 s, a recovery of 80 to 120 km / h in just 3.2 s and a top speed of 240 km / h; undoubtedly figures with which you can ‘bring out the colors’ to some models with a sporty mood.

Its image is the most imposing, specially equipped with 275/45 tires and 22 “wheels, which will certainly not be the most appropriate to squeeze an incredible off-road capacity capable of fording streams with 90 cm of depth.

Available in 90 (short) and 110 (long) versions, the V8 of course has several adaptations for so much potential. Thus, it has been equipped with thicker stabilizer bars, the Continuously Variable Damping suspension has stiffer bushings and it has been equipped with a rear electronic active differential with a yaw controller. And if you have to stop urgently, the 20 “discs on the front axle are mainly responsible for stopping the no less than 2.7 tons it weighs when empty.


The Land Rover Defender V8 is offered in Carpathian Gray, Yulong White, and Santorini Black colors, always in contrast to the Narvik Black roof, and features blue brake calipers and four tailpipes to showcase its genius.

Land Rover Defender 2022

There is a new Carpathian Edition finish for this V8, which can only be chosen in Carpathian Gray in contrast to the black roof, hood, and tailgate. Also, its tone is semi-matte, which helps to avoid samples by light scratches, and its interior includes Windsor leather seats, illuminated running boards, and Alcantara steering wheel.

Another finish, in this case, available for the range in general, is the XS Edition, which replaces the First Edition. In this case, the wheels are 20 “ in a Satin Gray finish and you can choose between four colors for the exterior, Silicon Silver, Hakuba Silver, Gondwana Stone, and Santorini Black.

This XS Edition has heated front seats with 12-way power adjustment and memory equipped with electronic air suspension, Adaptive Dynamics and Configurable Terrain Response, as well as Matrix Led headlights, ClearSight Rear View camera, and Pivi Pro infotainment system.

Land Rover Defender 2022 Interior

Precisely this Pivi Pro system has also been updated so that now the screen is 11.4 inches (before it was 10) and uses active learning algorithms and dynamic orientation to improve guidance.

Finally, those who come to the dealership will find three new packs: Bright Pack, with details in Noble Chrome on the front and rear skid plates and on the grill; Extended Bright Pack, which adds a Ceres Silvertone to the wheel arches; and Extended Black Pack, which adds a multitude of elements finished in Gloss Black.

Regarding the prices of the new V8, the rates start from 135,021 euros for the Land Rover Defender 90, and 139,150 euros for the 110.

Elenor Kling

A tech lover and generally a car enthusiast who likes to do a lot of research and share knowledge.

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