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2022 Land Rover Defender Blessed with a 518-HP Supercharged V-8

  • The 2022 Land Rover Defender V8 is out this summer, and it comes with a 518-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine.
  • The V-8 engine will be available in both two-door Defender 90 and four-door Defender 110 models, and with it, the two-door will reach 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, Land Rover says.
  • Defender V8s have a specially tuned suspension, quad exhaust tips, 22-inch wheels with blue front calipers, and an Alcantara steering wheel with chrome paddle shifters.

    We’re in a seemingly golden age of powerful off-road vehicles. There’s a 702-hp Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 TRX. Ford is debuting a higher-performance F-150 Raptor R next year that’s expected to have more than 700 horsepower. The Jeep Wrangler now has a 470-hp V-8-powered Rubicon 392 model. And the Hummer is back as a 1000-hp off-road-focused electric pickup on 35-inch tires. It’s only getting better, because the Land Rover Defender, now in its third model

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    2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Priced Starting Near $100,000

    • The 2022 Land Rover Defender starts at $49,050 for the base two-door 90, an increase of $1600, and $51,850 for the base four-door 110.
    • A 518-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 model has been introduced for the 2022 model year, and they start at $98,550 for the two-door and $101,750 for the four-door.
    • The 2022 Defenders will arrive in the summer.

      Land Rover has added a 518-hp supercharged V-8 to its two-door Defender 90 and four-door Defender 110. They’ll go on sale in the summer starting at $98,550 for the two-door and $101,750 for the four-door—that’s approximately double their starting prices. The Defender 90’s $49,050 base price is up $1600 for 2022, while the 110’s $51,850 starting price remains the same. The V-8 models are considerably more expensive than America’s V-8-powered off-roader, the 470-hp Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, which starts at $74,995 for a Launch Edition model, but they’re more than $30K

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      2021 Toyota Land Cruiser Sales Pick Up Stateside Over Imminent Discontinuation

      What started out as a utilitarian 4×4 evolved into a comfort-oriented overlander in the 1960s. Fast forward to the present day, and the Land Cruiser is the most expensive Toyota available to order in the U.S.
      $85,565 excluding destination charge is a lot of money for a full-size SUV if you compare the J200 series to domestic alternatives from Chevrolet and Ford, but then again, Toyota knows that it’s worth every dollar. In addition to a quad-cam V8 engine that won’t leave you stranded on the side of the road, the Land Cruiser is luxurious in the proper sense of the word. Also worthy of note, the gentle giant is over-the-top capable off-road.

      Another explanation for the asking price comes in the guise of the options list. To be more specific, there are no extras other than a rear-seat entertainment system and the Heritage Edition. The Land Cruiser is loaded

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      Land Rover Defender Classic Goes Electric but at a Shocking Price

      • Twisted, a U.K.-based specialist in Land Rover modification, has turned its hand to electrifying the long-serving Land Rover Defender—not the new one, but any of the previous-generation models.
      • Twisted says that its models use the identities and chassis numbers of imported Defenders more than 25 years old and are registered in Virginia as reconstructed vehicles.
      • The North American Specification Defenders will be available in three bright colors and at the top end, cost more than $200,000.

        Being an early adopter of new technology tends to come at a high price, and that’s also true when it gets retrofitted into an old vehicle. While many will see the appeal of an EV version of the classic Land Rover Defender—the one that was last officially sold in the States in 1997—few will be able to contemplate one with a base price of $185,000. For those who can, it’s a rare opportunity to

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