Twin-Turbocharged V8 Defender OCTA Debuting Later This Year

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Land Rover has teased what would be the strongest Defender but, powered by a mild-hybrid twin-turbo V8 and dubbed the Land Rover Defender OCTA.

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The title “OCTA” is derived from the diamond’s octahedron form. The OCTA can be visually distinguished from the remainder of the Defender vary by the use of a number of model-specific design components, akin to a gloss black diamond inside a machined titanium disc on every of the Signature Graphic panels. Primarily based on the teaser photos, the OCTA will possible characteristic bespoke multi-spoke wheels and a set of Brembo brakes. Inside design components, such because the OCTA emblem on the steering wheel, will additional distinguish the power-laden Defender from its stablemates.

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The Defender OCTA, touted as essentially the most power-laden iteration of the Defender moniker up to now, is distinguished by its powerplant configuration. Though the V8 platform is already employed in a number of Defender fashions, these V8s are accompanied by supercharger programs, whereas the OCTA would be the solely Defender mannequin within the native lineup to characteristic a twin-turbocharged V8. Within the Defender 90 configuration, the supercharged 5.0-litre powerplant produces 386 kW and 625 N.m, affording the comparatively bit-sized Defender to dash from a standstill to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.

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The Defender OCTA will even make use of the agency’s hydraulic interlinked 6D Dynamics air suspension system. This can enable the OCTA to keep up near-level poise whereas accelerating, laborious cornering, and braking. The 6D Dynamics system additionally permits for the maximisation of unbiased wheel journey and articulation, thereby enhancing off-road driving dynamics and functionality.

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“Defender has been synonymous with all-terrain functionality with a bloodline tracing again to the Collection 1 in 1948. New Defender OCTA will take this to a different degree, with a dramatic stance, modern expertise and unparalleled consideration to element. With astounding efficiency and a daring new perspective, it is going to allow our shoppers to grasp epic adventures in heightened luxurious.” – Mark Cameron, Managing Director, Defender.

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The turbocharged Defender is present process intensive testing throughout varied street circumstances and climates. Land Rover intends to debut the hot-blooded, turbocharged Defender later this yr.

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