Defender Works V8 Trophy is back for round II

Defender V8 Trophy II wading

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Land Rover Classic has revealed the limited-edition, expedition-inspired Defender Works V8 Trophy II

Following the massive success of the 2021 Defender Works V8 Trophy, which took cues from the legendary Camel Trophy events, Land Rover has revealed this – the Classic Works V8 Trophy II.

Powered by the same gutsy 400bhp 5.0-litre V8 and eight-speed ZF autobox combination as the first Trophy, this new model is available in both 90 and 110 station wagon body styles – just ten of each. For the first time, five 110 double-cabs will also be offered.

The most striking difference between the Trophy and the Trophy II is the absence of Eastnor Yellow paint. It's replaced by Fuji White and Narvik Black with a striking camouflage design that cleverly incorporates the silhouettes of iconic Series and Defender models, as well as 23 locations that have played a part in Land Rover’s illustrious off-roading and exploration adventures over more than 70 years.

Exterior enhancements include a winch bumper fitted with A-bar and Warn winch, expedition roll cage, rock sliders, full-width LED light bar and a rear recovery point. The Trophy II rolls on 18in Sawtooth alloys wrapped in BFGoodrich KO2 all-terrain tyres.

Inside, Recaro sports seats are finished in Windsor leather with contrast stitching, and extra leather trim extends to the dashboard, doors and headlining.

Land Rover’s infotainment system features integrated navigation and mobile device connectivity, and the dash is finished off with a stylish, bespoke Elliot Brown clock face – a limited Competitor’s Edition watch will come as part of the package.Also included in the price is an invite to take part in the exclusive three-day Trophy competition organised by Land Rover Classic.

Fancy a slice of the Trophy II action? You'll have to be quick – production is limited to 25 Defenders. You'll have to be flush too, as a short-wheelbase Works V8 Trophy II starts at a cool £225k.

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