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Land Rover Classic upgrade kits for the Defender 90 and Defender 110 derivatives give enhanced on-road dynamics and improved performance.

03 Aug 2019 | International News : U.K.

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 70th Edition.

Upgrades will give enhanced on-road dynamics and improved performance
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.

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 of 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 Classic Works Upgrade Kit includes a tour of Land Rover's Classic Works plant where the upgrade is carried out
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 39bhp, bringing the total output of 160bhp and 463Nm torque. Top speed is increased to 171km/h.

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 facility in the U.K. or Germany, where the upgrade is carried out.

All components have been fully assessed to the same standards as the Works V8 in dynamic testing, with engineers meeting the same fast road and braking targets for the upgrade kit components as last year's limited-run model.

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, while 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.

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