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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.

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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.”