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CHOICE OF 5 INSTALLS - 355 BHP Manual - 650 BHP Automatic

Since 1988 we have always been unable to resist the temptation to enhance the LR Defender in so many ways. Style and comfort enhancements always follow our engineering expertise to totally transform the Defender driving experience. This has led to so many years installing and converting the Land Rover Defender to make more power and torque to reconfigure the way it feels and drives. In the early years it was always about Turbo Diesel Intercooler installs, however for the past 10 years all those years of engineering and electrical experience have put us in such a great place to develop and offer what we have today. A range of 5 petrol V8 installs to suit a wide range of clients, their unique special Defenders and of course make so much more of what is such an iconic retro classic vehicle. For those that feel they just can’t move away from the Diesels, we also have a great range of performance, comfort and driving upgrades to make you feel that you have just got into a new Defender, vast improvements from the one that was left with the Nene team. Please enjoy further information, pricing and advice. We are always on hand to help and advise on the best V8 install solution for you, or of course discuss a full build and supply, as we continue to hold one of the largest inventories of quality used LR Defenders in the UK. Ready to begin your journey. We often supply, build and ship to clients worldwide so please catch up soon with your requirements. Please see our menu of 5 GM petrol V8 installs including 6 and 8 speed automatic transmissions plus 6 speed manual installs.

There is no other company that offers the choice and scope to give our clients the right solution for their Defender.  Unlike most who still continue to persevere with the LS3 we took the decision to continue to push the envelope, investing huge time and resources to develop a range of the more modern GM 5.3 and 6.2 litre V8 engines, giving both 6 speed manual and 8 speed automatic rather than the older 6 speed auto you find with the LS 3.  Your driving experience is so much smoother with further performance gained from slicker, smoother gear change from the 8 speed auto or for those who just love that manual change experience try our 5.3 V8 manual solution.  Please enquire for further help and advice or make an appointment to test drive at our Peterborough facility.

FIVE Great GM V8 Power Engine & Transmission Choices for your Defender

GM L 83 5.3 LITRE V8 PETROL 5328 cc

  • 5328 cc
  • 355 hp ( 264 kW ) @ 5600 rpm
  • 382 lb-ft ( 519 Nm ) @ 4100 rpm
  • VVT Variable valve timing
  • 6 speed manual  or 8 speed automatic gearbox fitment
  • 6 speed manual option £28,995+vat
  • 8 speed automatic option £35,995+vat

GM L 83 5.3 LITRE V8 PETROL 5328 cc

  • 5328 cc
  • 355 hp ( 264 kW ) @ 5600 rpm
  • 382 lb-ft ( 519 Nm ) @ 4100 rpm
  • VVT Variable valve timing
  • 6 speed manual  or 8 speed automatic gearbox fitment
  • 6 speed manual option £28,995+vat
  • 8 speed automatic option £35,995+vat

GM L 86 6.2 LITRE V8 PETROL

  • 6162 cc
  • 420 hp (313 kW) @ 5600 rpm
  • 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) @ 4100 rpm
  • VVT Variable valve timing
  • 8 speed automatic gearbox fitment only
  • Would recommend rear LSD HD drive shaft/flange upgrade
  • 8 speed automatic option £37,995+vat

GM LT4 SUPERCHARGED 6.2 LITRE V8 PETROL

  • 6162 cc
  • 650 – 700 hp (485 kW) @ 6400 rpm
  • 650 lb-ft (861 Nm) @ 3600 rpm
  • VVT Variable valve timing
  • 8 speed automatic gearbox fitment only
  • Price on application as would require full driveline upgrade,
    strengthening incorporating 3 HD limited slip differentials
    This install would suit full bespoke Defender supply and build.

GM LS3 6.2 LITRE V8 PETROL INSTALL

  • 6162 cc
  • 436 hp ( 320 Kw ) @ 5900 rpm
  • 428 lb-ft ( 580 Nm ) @ 4800 rpm
  • Fitment only with 6 speed 6L80 automatic transmission
    Would recommend rear LSD HD drive shaft/flange upgrade
  • Install price £34,995+vat

GM LS3 6.2 LITRE V8 PETROL (525 hp variant)

  • 6162 cc
  • 535 hp (391 Kw) @ 4400 rpm
  • 489 lb-ft (663 Nm) @ 4400 rpm
  • Fitment only with 6 speed 6L80 automatic transmission
    Would recommend HD driveline LSD differential upgrades
  • Install price £39,995+vat

8-SPEED 8L80 M5U HYDRAMATIC

Automatic Transmission for GM L83 – L86 – LT4 supercharger installs

The Hydra-Matic 8L90 (production code M5U) is a fuel-saving and electronically controlled eight-speed automatic transmission developed and produced by General Motors for use in rear- and rear-biased all-wheel-drive vehicles with a longitudinal powertrain orientation. Used in full-size trucks, SUVs, sports cars, and luxury cars, the Hydra-Matic 8L90 is part of the 8LXX family of transmissions that succeeded the 6LXX family.

6L80 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

The Hydra-Matic 6L80 is a six-speed automatic transmission produced by General Motors for use in all-wheel-drive vehicles with a longitudinal powertrain orientation.

Developed in-house by General Motors, the Hydra-Matic 6L80 is part of the 6LXX family of fuel-saving, electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmissions.

(Price includes retention of removed core units)

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