Model Land Rover Defender P400 SE
Engine 2996cc 6cyl, dohc, 24v, turbo Max power 294kW @ 5500rpm
Max torque 550Nm @ 2000-5000rpm
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Weight 2418kg (seven-seat)
0-100km/h 6.1sec (claimed)
IF THERE’S a gene that predisposes a person to like the original Land Rover Defender, I’m afraid I don’t have it. I appreciate that people are sentimental about these things, but really, the previous Defender was – and still is – the worst car I’d ever reviewed on a public road.
The third-generation Defender – code-named L663 – thankfully comes from different stock, and is tasked with the hardest job of all; placating the cynical faithful while attracting an entirely new audience.
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