Land Rover took one other journey to the heritage nicely and returned with the 2023 Defender Trophy Version. Restricted to 250 models in North America, the off-roader was designed as a tribute to the basic Land Rover fashions that competed within the Camel Trophy between 1980 and 2000.
Whereas the final Trophy Version unveiled in 2021 was primarily based on the four-door Defender 110, the newest installment within the collection is an evolution of the two-door 90 mannequin. It stands out with a yellow exterior wrap and it features a protracted checklist of off-road goodies together with a roof rack, a roof ladder, a winch, an built-in air compressor, plus entrance and rear mudflaps. Version-specific “Trophy” badges add a completion to the design.
Land Rover additionally added the Prolonged Black Exterior, Air Suspension, Chilly Local weather, Off-Street, and Superior Off-Street Functionality possibility packs in addition to a trailer hitch. One of many Trophy Version’s coolest options is not on or within the truck, nevertheless. Consumers will obtain two tickets to a one-day off-road expertise referred to as North American Trophy Competitors and held on the Land Rover Expertise Middle in Manchester, Vermont. They’re going to face quite a lot of on- and off-road challenges, and a judging panel will select the winner from six waves of as much as 15 groups.
The prize is a visit to the UK to take part within the Basic Land Rover Trophy Competitors scheduled for spring 2023. Land Rover can be letting lovers who participated within the 2021 version of the Trophy Competitors return in 2022 at a value of $5,000 per staff.
Manufacturing of the 2023 Land Rover Defender Trophy Version is restricted to 250 models; 220 are earmarked for the USA, and the remainder might be distributed throughout Canada. On sale now at some Land Rover retailers, the off-roader is priced at $96,475 together with a $1,475 vacation spot cost. For context, the straight-six-powered P400 X-Dynamic SE trim that the Trophy Version relies on carries a base value of $70,575.