Land Rover is teasing us with its first images of the new Defender – thinly disguised under camouflage during testing. This time out, the rugged SUV will be coming to the US and Canada, offering off-roaders capability, comfort, and technology like no Defender before it.
After tearing through 99 nailbiting turns on the way up, Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Ho-Pin Tung and a Range Rover Sport Plug-In Hybrid became the first vehicle ever to climb the insanely steep 999 steps to the top of Heaven’s Gate at Tianmen Mountain, China.
A very special way to wrap up the last-gen Land Rover Defender, this model packs a 400 hp 5.0L V8 engine, an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox, Recaro leather seats, and does 0-to-60 in 5.6 sec. Limited to just 150 vehicles, and sadly none of them are headed to the US.
We recently hit the road from Palm Springs to test drive Land Rover’s new mid-size SUV. We were duly impressed with the styling, handling, and comfort of the Velar, which offers a smooth ride, slick new tech, off-road capabilities, and much more. Read our full review on 95octane.
We know first hand how good the Land Rover Discovery is good at towing things – we shot the video they used of the snow-bound 18-wheeler being towed by one. But we didn’t know it could pull a 121-ton, 328 ft road train like this Discovery HSE Td6 recently did in Australia.
One of 10 Defenders that were customized for the bad guys to drive in the James Bond film Spectre. It has 37″ tires bolted to the wheels, an engine tweaked to produce 187 hp and 369 lb-ft. of torque, Bilstein dampers and Recaro safety harnesses. It goes up for auction on 9/6/17.
We’re in love with the Moraine Blue paint on this special edition of Land Rover’s sleek SUV. It also gets unique 19″ dark gloss wheels, a grey panoramic roof, and a sporty body kit. Inside, there are dark grey accents, and Ebony leather seats with Light Lunar stitching.
Petrolicious scored a ride in this awesome 1981 Range Rover in Sandglow yellow. We’re introduced to its owner, John Holland, and learn about his love for the boxy British off-roader. Unlike some classic cars that sit in a garage, it’s great to see this one used as it was intended.
This new model fits between the Evoque and the Sport, offering luxury, performance, and capability for 5 passengers. We love the sleek styling both outside and in, especially the dual 10″ touchscreen displays. Available with 4 cyl. turbo, diesel, and supercharged V6 engines.
We took the latest Discovery for a road trip across Utah and Arizona, and this versatile 7-seater proved it has the chops to live up to the Land Rover name, taking on sand, mud, snow, dirt, rocks, rain, and even towing a distressed semi along the way. Full review on 95octane.
We flew to Arjeplog, Sweden to drive some of Jaguar and Land Rover’s awesome cars on challenging ice circuits, and spent the better part of a week going sideways and doing donuts. Attend for yourself, and you might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
LEGO master Sariel made this badass model of the Defender 90. It moves like a turtle even in fourth gear, but yeah, it has a fourth gear. It also has 4×4 drive, a working winch, locking differentials, and can be controlled from up to 160ft away thanks to the SBrick module.
During their recent trip to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Chicago, we had a chance to visit with the Land Rover BAR team, and got see what goes into hydrofoil racing, from the engineering of the boats to the sheer fortitude of each crew member.
The sporty, yet off-road capable SUV drops its top for the 2016 model year. With the same 240 hp turbo 4 and 9-speed gearbox from the hardtop, the convertible can open its roof in just 18 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph, and has a system that protects occupants from rollovers.