Land Rover Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition is a modern Defender of the first generation, with top mechanical parts, accessories and V8 engine, which will be built in only 30 copies – hard to find -.
It’s about the first Land Rover Classic creation -The specialized industry of modern cars owned by the umbrella of Jaguar Land Rover-, led by Defender of the first generation but wealth and excellent features and materials which the company should provide.
The Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition is based on one a special Defender Series IIa copy, owned by Spencer Wilks – one of the founders of Land Rover and former CEO of the Rover Motor Company. The name Islay Edition is derived from Isle of Islay, Scotland.
From the Isle of Islay everything started with Land Rover. Wilks was testing the first models in the history of Land Rover and Defender on his island to make sure the off-road capability of a futuristic 4×4 in the rugged Scottish terrain. In fact, he allegedly invented it there the idea that this rugged Rover should be called a Land Rover.
So, here we are today Land Rover Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Edition, the old way of Land Rover. Be with him The modern 5.0-liter V8 engine produces 405 horsestogether with modern eight-speed automatic transmission. Although a rigid and four-wheeled vehicle, it marks the 0-100 km.h sprint in just 5.6 secondsand has a top speed of 180 km/h.
At the same time, it is modern Defender Suspension Upgrade Kitwhich has modified adjustment of springs and shock covers and ensures more comfort when moving on asphalt. Accompanied by Improved Box Handling to strengthen the braking system and new disc brakes, calipers and pads.
of course it is painted in the story Heritage Gray, entered by Mid Gray of Wilks. It is equipped with steel wheels, which – together with the roof – a perfect color contrast with their white Lime color relative to gray.
The muzzle is characterized by classic mesh on the grilleknown lights and square frames and company logo in body color. This neo-retro Defender, in fact, has LED lightswhile on the contrary The “GXC 639C” side engraving on the fenders nods to the license plate of Spencer Wilks’ car.
The interior is quite modern, in materials and design, but remaining in the philosophy of the Series II Defender II. It’s confusing leather and traditional Scottish tartan fabric, made by the Islay Woolen Mill with green, blue and purple warps.
The modern comforts of the interior begin to emerge navigation system and Bluetooth connectivityand continue with him modern automatic transmission system selector derived from the Land Rovers of our time.
The central, removable console area is Made from oak wood from Kilchoman Distillery oak casks on Islay. The bottom of the cone has a wooden tray – unique for every 30 copies – made from parts of barrels.
Oak wood also covers the surface of the cargo room floor, and the rest of the good aluminum, at the level of quality specifications of modern Range Rovers. Finally, a nice wooden detail is also found on the analog clock in the middle of the dashboard.
Land Rover will last the rare and collectable Classic Defender Works V8 Islay Editionif it will be built in 30 copies only. Each of these will cost from 263,000 euros with a three-door compact Defender 90 body and from 280 thousand euros for the large Defender 110, with five doors..