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2021 Land Rover Defender V8: Supercharged engine for offroad madness

You don’t need a supercharged V8 with over 500hp (380kW) to go offroading, but Land Rover won’t stop you from trying in the new Defender.

The new Defender V8 models have a 5L supercharged V8 with 386kW (518hp) and 625Nm (461 lb-ft). An 8-speed auto and AWD are standard.

Land Rover says the Defender V8 has a 0-100km/h time of 5.2s (or 0-60mph in 4.9s), and a top speed of 240km/h (149mph).

The supercharged V8 is available in both the 90 (SWB 2-door) and 110 (LWB 4-door) models.