• Recently Viewed
      • Trending searches
    • Home
    • News
    • New Land Rover Defender V8 model spotted testing

    New Land Rover Defender V8 model spotted testing

    Authors Image

    Santosh Nair

    New Land Rover Defender V8 model spotted testing

    - Still unclear about which V8 motor will be used in this Defender

    - The V8 Defender will reportedly arrive sometime in 2021

    Our spy photographers in Germany have sent in these Land Rover Defender images making us believe that the V8-powered model’s development is on track.

    Land Rover Defender Exterior

    What gives away the fact that this is a special test mule despite being smartly devoid of any eye-catchy wraps, is the ‘Prototype Vehicle’ decals clearly displayed at the rear. Likewise, the presence of four exhaust pipes (two on either ends) which are further separated by the muffler makes us believe that this is the upcoming V8 Defender.

    Land Rover Defender Exterior

    Having said that, experts are still baffled about which V8 powerplant will power the Defender. Some rumours suggest that this V8 could be a BMW-sourced 4.4-litre eight cylinder mill that can make up to 617bhp/750Nm. Alternatively, other sources dug out the registration details of an earlier Defender prototype to find that it had a 5.0-litre V8 powertrain.

    Land Rover Defender Exterior

    If our guess is right, this 5.0-litre V8 mill could be the supercharged eight-cylinder motor that’s shared across the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Velar. But again, there are claims that this motor is expected to be phased out. So, even if the company planned for a limited run of the Defender with these motors, it simply wouldn’t make business sense to divert so many development hours for a model that’s not going to be around as much. 

    • Land Rover
    • V8
    • Land Rover Defender
    • Defender
    • V8 Defender
    • Facebook Share Link
    • Twitter Share Link
    • Gmail Share Link

    Things You Shouldn't Miss

    Land Rover Defender Price in India

    CityOn-Road Prices
    Mumbai₹ 87.93 Lakh
    Bangalore₹ 87.91 Lakh
    Delhi₹ 80.97 Lakh
    Pune₹ 90.56 Lakh
    Hyderabad₹ 83.73 Lakh
    Ahmedabad₹ 81.26 Lakh
    Chennai₹ 84.43 Lakh
    Kolkata₹ 77.78 Lakh
    Chandigarh₹ 78.83 Lakh
    • Land Rover-CARS
    Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

    Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

    ₹ 58 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    Show price in my city

    Popular Videos

    Mail Image
    Sign up for our Newsletter
    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe
    • upcoming cars
    • popular cars
    Mahindra Marazzo BS6

    Mahindra Marazzo BS6

    ₹ 12 - 18 LakhEstimated price

    When to expect - August 2020 (Tentative)