Ares unveils limited-run Land Rover Defender V8 upgrade – Autocar

The exterior modifications are masterminded by the businesss style centre in Modena, Italy. For the 1.2 Spec, the Defenders bonnet is changed with a carbon fiber variation, the wings are widened and visible bolts are eliminated.

Luxury Italian coachbuilder Ares Design has actually revealed a limited-edition upgrade for the old Land Rover Defender, dubbed Ares for Land Rover Defender Spec 1.2.

The specification, which follows Ares previous 2018 upgrade that saw the company produce 53 bespoke V8 variations of the rugged 4×4, reimagines customers Defender 110 SWs with carbon fibre bodywork, a refurbished interior and a more effective engine.

” Powered by the same V8 engine, the Ares for Land Rover Defender Spec 1.2 retains the attributes of the brand-new Defender design but magnificently reimagined to express modernity and high-end.”

At the front end, Ares has added LED-powered lamps housed in carbon fibre, and the carbon fibre theme encompasses brand-new circle-shaped LED tail lights that have been included to the Defenders back.

Ares has yet to reveal details of the requirementss cost, however if the 2018 example is anything to go by, anticipate costs to start somewhere in the region of EUR215,000 (about ₤ 192,230). Buyers provide their own Defender and the conversion work takes around three months.

The luxurious additions advance the Defenders inside, with a leather and carbon fibre trim. Nevertheless, the biggest upgrades have been made to the SUVs engine.

Other exterior modifications include the addition of a high-grade breathtaking roofing and enlarged tinted windows. The Land Rover Defender Spec 1.2 boasts 18in Ares-designed rims, in terms of the wheels.

Following its 2018 spec, Ares has changed the Land Rovers original four-cylinder turbo diesel motor with that designs 4750cc V8 power plant. This is good for 282bhp and 325lb ft of torque. Power is delivered to all 4 wheels, keeping the Defenders four-wheel-drive qualifications, via a six-speed automated transmission.

Ares CEO Dany Bahar said: “We produced our very first Defender Ultra V8 in 2018 so we have a terrific knowledge of the automobile and that has actually led us to create a 2nd edition with a much more distinctive style and refined finish.

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Following its 2018 specification, Ares has actually changed the Land Rovers initial four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with that models 4750cc V8 power plant. This is good for 325lb and 282bhp ft of torque. Power is delivered to all 4 wheels, keeping the Defenders four-wheel-drive credentials, through a six-speed automated transmission.

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