una mecánica actualizada le da una nueva vida a la legendaria camioneta británica.

Mientras esperamos pacientemente la llegada de la nueva Defender, Land Rover ha encontrado una manera de dar nueva vida a las versiones anteriores de la legendaria todoterreno. Estas actualizaciones dan nueva vida a las Defender 90 y Defender 110, construidas entre 1994 y 2016, abarcando diversas áreas del vehículo. La piezas más barata es un rin sawtooth legítimo de 18 pulgadas de  £432 ($525). ¿Quieres los cuatro rines más uno para el neumático de repuesto? Entonces la cuenta salta a £2,160 ($2,625).

Si tienes una Defender de vieja escuela equipada con el motor diésel de 2.2 litros construido a partir del año modelo 2012 en adelante, la actualización más importante que Land Rover Classic ofrece es un kit que sube la potencia del motor en 39 caballos de fuerza adicionales para llegar a un total de 160 hp, mientras que el torque queda en 341 lbs.-pie. Hacerlo elevará la velocidad máxima a 106 millas por hora, que es más de lo que necesitará en un vehículo como este. Para que valga la pena, la marca británica también incluirá un juego de llantas "de alto rendimiento" como parte la actualización Defender Classic Works de £16,995 ($20,670).

Galería: Land Rover Classic actualiza la vieja Defender (1994-2016)

Una gran potencia implica la responsabilidad de un gran poder de frenado, por lo tanto, se ha desarrollado un kit de frenado inspirado en el Defender Works V8 (puedes verlo más abajo). Además, el paquete de suspensión también trae una versión mejorada, pero compatible solo con vehículos construidos a partir del año modelo 2007. Los paquetes de suspensión y manejo ya vienen con discos, pastillas y pinzas de freno del Defender Works V8  y los rines de 18 pulgadas, mencionados anteriormente, mientras que los amortiguadores, las tasas de resorte helicoidal, los enlaces, los casquillos y las barras estabilizadoras también están optimizados.

Cada una de las mejoras puede ser adquirida por separado, o se puede adquirir el kit completo de actualización Defender Classic Works, que incluye todas las mejoras mencionadas. Junto con el paquete de actualización hay una insignia única ubicada en los guardabarros delanteros para quienes quieren hacer alarde de manejar una Defender actualizada. Además, los clientes recibirán un certificado de propietario y tendrán la posibilidad de realizar un recorrido por las instalaciones de Land Rover Classic Works en el Reino Unido o en Essen, Alemania, donde se instalan las actualizaciones.

Galería: Land Rover Defender V8

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LAND ROVER BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO OLDER DEFENDERS

  • Land Rover Classic upgrade kits for 90 and 110 wheelbase derivatives give enhanced on-road dynamics and improved performance
  • Wheel, suspension, braking and engine upgrades inspired by Defender Works V8
  • All parts designed, approved and tested to Land Rover manufacturer standards, covered by Land Rover’s standard aftermarket parts and accessories warranty
  • Prices start from £432 in the UK for a diamond-turned 18-inch Sawtooth alloy wheel
  • Visit the new Jaguar Land Rover Classic Parts website for more information: parts.jaguarlandroverclassic.com/defenderupgrade

Ryton-on-Dunsmore, UK, 31 July 2019: Land Rover Classic is introducing a range of upgrades for older Defender models which deliver enhanced performance and on-road agility inspired by the exclusive limited-edition Defender Works V8 – 70thEdition.

The new Upgrade Kits, the first of their kind from Land Rover Classic, allow Defender owners to enhance 90 and 110 derivatives built between 1994 and 2016.

Calum McKechnie, Head of Land Rover Classic, said“In 2018, Land Rover’s 70th Anniversary year, we saw unprecedented demand for the limited-edition Defender Works V8, which brought new levels of handling and performance to this iconic vehicle. Extending the range of fully engineered, tested and approved upgrades offered by Land Rover Classic underlines our commitment to supporting existing Defender owners, as we look forward to the new Defender’s world premiere later this year.”

Upgrades start with diamond-turned 18-inch Sawtooth alloy wheels which can be fitted to Defenders built from 1994 model year* onwards.

The Defender Suspension Upgrade Kit is suitable from 2007 model year vehicles, comprising uniquely-tuned suspension tailored for on-road comfort and dynamics with revised coil spring rates, dampers, anti-roll bars, links and bushes.

The Defender Handling Upgrade Kit adds uprated Works V8 specification brake discs, pads and calipers to the 18-inch Sawtooth alloy wheels and enhanced suspension.

The final and most comprehensive upgrade option is only available on 2.2-litre TDCi models produced from 2012 model year onwards and is only available direct from Land Rover Classic. The Defender Classic Works Upgrade Kit includes all of the wheel, brake and suspension elements in addition to new performance-rated tyres and an engine upgrade which delivers an extra 40PS – total output of 162PS and 463Nm torque. Top speed is increased to 106mph.

The Classic Works Upgrade Kit also includes bespoke badging on the front wings, an owner’s certificate, vehicle collection, health check and handover with a tour of Land Rover’s Classic Works, UK, or Essen, Germany, facility – where the upgrade is carried-out.

All components have been fully assessed to the same standards as Works V8 in dynamic testing, with engineers meeting the same fast road and braking targets for Upgrade Kit components as last year’s limited-run model. CO2 emissions meet the same EU5 N1 Commercial standards as a standard 2.2 TDCi, with emissions control systems retained.

Customers can order the Sawtooth alloy wheels, Suspension and Handling Upgrade Kits and have them fitted by their local Land Rover Retailer as well as Land Rover Classic’s facilities in Coventry and Essen. The Sawtooth wheel kit with tyres, and the ultimate Defender Classic Works Upgrade Kit, can only be purchased and fitted at Land Rover Classic’s own facilities.

Upgrade Kit

UK retail price including VAT

Defender Classic Works Upgrade Kit - 90

£16,995 - fitted by Land Rover Classic in UK

Defender Classic Works Upgrade Kit - 110

£16,995 - fitted by Land Rover Classic in UK

Handling Upgrade Kit - 90

£10,391.47 - parts only

Handling Upgrade Kit - 110

£9,967.37 - parts only

Suspension Upgrade Kit - 90

£2,247.07 - parts only

Suspension Upgrade Kit - 110

£1,822.97 - parts only

18-inch Sawtooth wheel kit and tyres

£4,068 - fitted by Land Rover Classic in UK

18-inch Sawtooth wheel kit (x5)

£2,160 - parts only

18-inch Sawtooth wheel (x1)

£432 - parts only