Sulit untuk mengalahkan Land Rover dalam hal kendaraan off-road tangguh dan ikonik. Termasuk di antaranya Land Rover Seri 1 yang terinspirasi oleh Jeep Willy.

Tapi kita semua tahu, betapa hebatnya paket Land Rover tersebut untuk menerjang segala medan yang berat.

Juga, saking ikoniknya, diperkirakan bahwa mobil pertama yang pernah dilihat oleh sepertiga dunia adalah Land Rover.

Lepas dari itu, salah satu merek klasik dari Land Rover Defender kini telah kembali meskipun dalam jumlah terbatas.

Ya, produsen mobil asal Inggris ini melanjutkan warisan tangguh dari Land Rover Defender asli dengan kendaraan spesifikasi Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy yang sangat terbatas.

Mobil ini dirancang untuk bersaing dalam sebuah acara khusus di sekitar Eastnor Castle pada tahun 2021 ini.

Hanya 25 unit Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy yang akan dibuat, tetapi apakah yang membuat mobil adventure ini begitu luar biasa?

Galeri: Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy 2021

Yang jelas, Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy ini juga ingin menyamarkan jumlah lumpur dan pasir yang berlebihan.

Mungkin masalah itu dialami setiap kendaraan di jalur pedesaan Inggris. Maka dari itu, masing-masing dari mobil itu akan diselesaikan dengan warna Eastnor Yellow yang unik.

Untuk mengimbangi warna dasar mencolok (hampir kuning seperti bus sekolah), lengkungan roda, kap, dan pintu belakang akan disemprot dengan cat Narvik Black yang kontras.

Melengkapi estetika eksteriornya adalah lampu depan LED, gril depan yang jadi ciri khas dari edisi sebelumnya, hingga lencana Land Rover Trophy yang unik.

Pada bagian dalam kapnya, Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy dilengkapi powertrain V8 5.0 liter yang mengeluarkan sekitar 400 tenaga kuda (298 kilowatt).

Juga terpasang mesin delapan silinder spritely akan dihubungkan ke transmisi otomatis ZF delapan kecepatan.

Modifikasi lainnya termasuk suspensi yang ditingkatkan, kemudi, pengereman, dan sejumlah besar peningkatan lainnya yang disesuaikan untuk penggunaan off-road.

Saat melihat Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy untuk pertama kalinya, pembeli akan menambahkan nama dan bendera negaranya ke kendaraan.

Setelah itu, mereka akan memulai berbagai tantangan yang terinspirasi oleh petualangan dan kompetisi global terkenal dari warisan Land Rover.

Kedengarannya memang menyenangkan bagi kami, tetapi silakan tinggalkan pemikiran Anda pada komentar di bawah.

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Land Rover Classic is continuing the formidable expedition legacy of the original Defender with a limited production run of adventure-ready Defender Works V8 Trophy vehicles for an exclusive competition at Eastnor Castle in 2021.

Based on the re-engineered 2012-2016 Defender Works V8 specification developed by Land Rover Classic, including 405PS / 515Nm 5.0-litre V8 petrol powertrain, eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and comprehensive uprated suspension, steering and braking packages, the Trophy vehicles feature a wide range of additional upgrades specifically tailored for off-road use.

Twenty-five examples of the Defender Works V8 Trophy, in a mixture of 90 and 110 Station Wagon body designs, will be exclusively finished in a unique Eastnor Yellow paint colour with matching 16-inch steel wheels. Contrasting Narvik Black paintwork features on the wheel arches, bonnet and rear door. The purpose-built vehicles also receive LED headlamps, a Heritage front grille, unique Land Rover Trophy badging and event participation graphics personalised to each customer.

The Defender Works V8 Trophy is designed to tackle the most demanding endurance challenges. Additional all-terrain kit includes a front winch, multi-point expedition cage, roof rack, underbody protection, A-bar, raised air intake, LED spotlights and mud-terrain tyres.

Inside, the instantly recognisable 4x4 benefits from full black Windsor leather upholstery with Recaro sports seats, contrast yellow stitching and a bespoke Land Rover Trophy clock face by Elliot Brown. Land Rover Classic’s own Classic Infotainment System with integrated navigation and mobile device connectivity is also fitted.

Later this year*, Defender Works V8 Trophy customers will be invited to compete in an exclusive three-day adventure at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire – the spiritual home of Land Rover all-terrain training, testing and development. This will be the first time customers drive their car.

The Land Rover Defender has always been more than just a vehicle, 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.

Experiences are a key part of Land Rover Classic’s DNA and this whole concept comes directly from feedback we’ve received. Our customers want to create their own stories, battle scars and patina with their Works V8 Trophy vehicles from day one, fuelling campfire chats with like-minded enthusiasts.

We’re looking forward to an exciting and memorable event, full of camaraderie, and continuing the Land Rover Trophy legend for years to come. Seeing the silhouette of these vehicles which you’ll instantly know as a Land Rover, traversing the hills at Eastnor, will be a defining moment of the adventure.

DAN PINK
DIRECTOR, LAND ROVER CLASSIC
On seeing their Defender Works V8 Trophy for the first time, customers and their co-drivers will make their first marks by adding their names and country flags to the vehicle. They will then embark on a range of challenges inspired by famous global adventures and competitions spanning more than seven decades of Land Rover production.

Expert one-to-one tuition will be provided as part of the adventure, giving customers a unique opportunity to develop extreme driving techniques and skills in their own vehicle, before putting their training to the test. Everyone will compete for a range of prizes, including a grand prize for the overall winner – to be announced later in 2021.

Familiar faces from Land Rover’s adventure heritage feature in the Defender Works V8 Trophy launch film, including racing driver, stunt driver and Land Rover ambassador Jessica Hawkins, alongside Camel Trophy participants such as 1989 event winner Bob Ives. A number of these experts will also be on-hand at the Land Rover Trophy to share their knowledge and experiences.

The Land Rover Trophy event will be supported by the New Defender and carefully selected brand partners Elliot Brown, Fat Face and Musto, who have created complementary products specifically for Defender Works V8 Trophy customers.

Both 90 and 110 wheelbase Defender Works V8 Trophy derivatives are now available to order direct from Land Rover Classic, with prices starting from £195,000 for a 90 in the UK.