Osprey Unveils Classic Land Rover Defender With A 6.2-Liter V8
Osprey Custom Cars has just unveiled its latest Land Rover Defender 110 restomod that is rocking a powerful new engine as well as a host of exterior and interior modifications.
In creating this Defender, Osprey stripped it down and proceeded to galvanize the chassis and fit all-new body panels, including new doors. All of the body panels were painted in Kenswick Green and then carefully reassembled back onto the chassis.
Complementing the host of new body panels are a series of mechanical modifications. For example, there are stainless oil cooler lines, Terra Firma springs, heavy-duty front and rear axles, new driveshafts, stainless brake and fuel lines, and the real highlight, a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine. This powertrain features custom headers and a performance exhaust and is rated at a cool 435 hp and 420 lb-ft (569 Nm) of torque. Mated to the V8 is a 6L80E six-speed transmission.
To ensure the off-roader can handle all of the extra power, the company has fitted new brake calipers and rotors.
Modifications continue into the cabin of the Land Rover that has a nine-seater layout. Most notable are the custom Amaretto leather quilted seating with heated front seats, an Alcantara headliner, a custom center console, leather-covered back seat benches, as well as interior grab handles, locks and latches made from billet aluminum.
“We wanted to create a classic Land Rover exterior, with a plush interior,” Osprey chief executive Aaron Richardet said in a statement. “Something that on the outside looks to be a modern 35 year old truck, but on the inside swaddles you in leather and amenities; ready to go fly fishing or take the kids to the beach.”