Land Rover's V8 Defender pricing is causing a bit of a stir

It's basically Range Rover territory

The all-new Land Rover Defender has been around for a little over a year now and after the 110 and 90 (more recently), JLR introduced the long-awaited V8 version, which is powerful, exciting, and expensive.

The two-door 90 V8, the cheapest (or perhaps we should say 'least expensive') V8 available starts at $97,200 in the US and £98,505 in the UK and that's a lot of cash. The V8 Carpathian Edition, with all the bells and whistles, costs $100,400 and $107,200 (in the US) respectively.

The Defeder V8 is powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 (duh), putting out 518 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque, good enough for a 0-60 time of just 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph. But is it worth the extra cash?

The V8 models are nearly twice as expensive as the models that are powered by the Ingenium 6-cylinder engines and, more to the point, they're also dangerously close to the Range Rover in terms of pricing.

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Comments (16)

  • It's a Land Rover Defender, with a V8 engine. Why are people surprised it isnt rivalling a Dacia Sandero's value😂

      1 month ago
    • I think the biggest talking point is the fact that the V8 option makes it twice as expensive as the base model and nearly as expensive as the big boy, the Range Rover

        1 month ago
    • Right definetely.

      I myself would never spend that on the car anyway, not that its optional anyway😂.

      But I guess I just had in mind that they are expecting their sales from the regular versions, and this would possibly be done to just tick...

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        1 month ago
  • It's a niche product and will be bought by people who really don't give a monkey's about dropping a hundred large on a LR that gets 10mpg. There are already proper, restored Defenders out there that cost even more than this with Corvette/Mustang engines and hand-stitched interiors.

      1 month ago
  • Its a 20th century car in my opinion. Powering a massive Offroader with a petrol v8 doesn't seem very modern to me. an electric motor would work better, especially offroad (with all the torque-vectoring etc.).

      1 month ago
  • It's the Daddy of off roaders - hence the price. I am so enamoured by this one. It has everything you need...... street cred, off road cred, comfort and style cred without everyone assuming you a Mafia boss like when driving a G63.

    Dear Santa..... i know its only March. i have been and will be a very good (ish) boy . All i want for Christmas is....... the cheapest petrol v8 defender in the new range. I initially wanted a hybrid but the manufacturer of batteries is very bad for the environment.

      1 month ago
  • I think its worth it because of the SPEEED AND POWERRRR

      1 month ago