Land Rover has started testing Defender with the right engine

Land Rover has started testing Defender with the right engine

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The Agency Autoevolution published spy photos of Land Rover Defender powertrain V8.

By car with two-tone coloring, no camo, and the inscription “Prototype Vehicle” on the front bumper indicates that we have before us a special version.

The appearance of the rear 4 exhaust tip, in particular, hints at a new variation of the model Defender. Characteristics of the V8 engine under the hood novelties remain unknown, but there are two assumptions. First, it can be a twin-turbo 8-cylinder power unit capacity of 4.4 liters. The performance of this motor is 617 HP and 750 Nm of torque. But we should not expect that if this engine will equip the new Defender, it will be just as powerful.

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Also be installed in the new SUV is a 5.0-liter V8 engine that resides under the hood of these cars British brands like Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Velar. Although the automaker previously announced that will gradually give up this power plant, because it has been able to develop enough of the engines that could equip the new Defender.

It is assumed that the Land Rover Defender to debut next year.

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