Sure, the new Land Rover Defender may be packed with features and advanced technology, but it doesn’t have the small “cool factor” of the older model.
The Osprey left no stone unturned with this Defender and began by removing the SUV and installing a new galvanized chassis. The standard engine was then removed and replaced with a Corvette LS3 V8 mated to a 6L80E six-speed automatic transmission. Drive is transmitted through a heavy-duty LT230 transfer case with center differential lock and power to all four wheels. The engine produces 435 hp. with. and 445 lb-ft of torque, more than enough for a classic defender like this.
In addition to the engine, Osprey also installed heavy-duty front and rear axles along with Terrafirma Pro Sport shocks, Terrafirma shocks, front and rear radius crank arms with Terrafirma roller fixing, Terrafirma steering shock absorber, new track rod and traction arm. There’s also a Griffin aluminum radiator, stainless steel oil cooler, fuel and brake lines, and 16-inch matte black wheels wrapped in 285/75 Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT ATV tires.
Extensive work has also been done on the outside of the car. This includes the installation of re-painted panels painted in Santorini Black, a new wire mesh grille, high-gloss black lighting, and black side inlets with a gray wire mesh insert.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Land Rover Defender from the FineAuto team: