Search results for: “defender”


  • Land Rover upsizes the Defender to add in a 3rd row

    Land Rover upsizes the Defender to add in a 3rd row

    |

    They’re calling it the 2023 Land Rover Defender 130. If you need to cram more stuff into a Defender, now you can. Land Rover has added 13.38 inches and can now seat up to eight people inside. Seeing as it still says Defender on the outside, the actual off-road specs are still quite usable. Land […]


  • The 2022 Land Rover Defender 90 V8 is an angry mountain goat

    The 2022 Land Rover Defender 90 V8 is an angry mountain goat

    |

    I already know I love the Land Rover Defender, but that ratchets up a bit when you swap in V8 power. This is the Defender 90 V8 and there’s a big-ole 5.0-liter V8 between the front fenders. It’s supercharged and makes 518 horsepower and 461 lb-ft of torque. And it puts all that power to […]


  • Land Rover adds a limited-edition Defender 30th Anniversary Edition

    Land Rover adds a limited-edition Defender 30th Anniversary Edition

    |

    Land Rover just added a new limited-edition of Defender to the lineup. It’s called the Defender 30th Anniversary Edition and it serves to commemorate the 1993 Defender 110 First Edition. This modern version is based on a P300 S, which is a turbocharged four-cylinder model. Still, with that little powerplant, this Defender cranks out nearly […]


  • The myth of the entry-level Land Rover Defender

    The myth of the entry-level Land Rover Defender

    |

    I’ve already queued up the idea that car-buying is super weird right now. Ever since we entered the era of missing microchips and other supply chain issues, both used and new car buying is much more difficult. As a serial car flipper, who has done OK during this time, I optimistically sold my BMW M4 […]


  • Watch Carfection rip the new Bowler Defender through a rally stage

    Watch Carfection rip the new Bowler Defender through a rally stage

    |

    I love Bowler. They’ve been making wicked Land Rovers for quite some time now. And LR decided to bring the brand in-house, which means we get more Bowler goodness. Exhibit D is this one here. It’s the Bowler Defender and it’s quite a bad-ass thing. Henry Catchpoole from Carfection gets a chance to rip one […]


  • This is how you do the custom Defender thing the right way

    This is how you do the custom Defender thing the right way

    |

    Far too often, these companies that specialize in custom resto-modded Land Rover Defenders take things too far. The wheels are tacky. Inside, the cabin is overwrought. And the overall simplicity that is a Defender is quickly ruined. Now, I’m not against a resto-modded vehicle. In fact, when done well, I appreciate them. And this is […]


  • Bowler wants you racing in the new Defender [Mega Gallery Inside]

    Bowler wants you racing in the new Defender [Mega Gallery Inside]

    |

    Back in 2019, Land Rover took a good look at Bowler and decided to bring the rally raid firm in-house. That’s very good news because it means we get a vehicle like the one you see here. This is the Bowler Defender. And it’s not just a vehicle being churned out for those with a […]


  • Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition is heritage appeal done right

    Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition is heritage appeal done right

    |

    Remember the Camel Trophy? Of course you do. We talk about it way too often around here. Land Rover remembers it too as it was a glorious period in history when Defenders and Range Rovers competed in some of the most grueling off-road racing conditions the world has to offer. That livery on a Land […]


  • Rusty panels on your new Land Rover Defender is super lame

    Rusty panels on your new Land Rover Defender is super lame

    |

    I’ve long been anti faux patina. The idea of it just seems so dumb to me. If a vehicle has patina, it’s create to preserve and celebrate that. There’s a notion that the vehicle has been on a journey that’s taken it places. It’s made people smile. There’s a story to be told. When you fake […]


  • Build your perfect 2022 Defender except the one you want

    Build your perfect 2022 Defender except the one you want

    |

    It’s hard to believe that the new Land Rover Defender has been with us since 2019 when it arrived here as a 2020 model year. But like with everything that was 2020, things got difficult. The Defender was delayed and when vehicles finally started arriving in the dealerships, it was time for 2021 model year […]