Land Rover Defender OCTA, the high-performance off-road vehicle arrives

He Defending OCTA It is the most dynamically capable version in the history of the Defender, combining performance on and off the road. It is based on the Defender 110 (the mid-size body of the range) and is the first of the models made under the Defender brand (Land Rover also created the Discovery and Range Rover, which are very different). Orders begin on July 31, from 207.450 € (they rise to €228,550 in the case of the Defender OCTA Edition One, the special launch edition.

The main focus is on the 4.4-litre V8 biturbo Mild-hybrid engine, which announces 635 HP and up to 750 Nm of torque (800 Nm with Dynamic Launch mode activated), available between 1,800 and almost 6,000 rpm. Associated with an eight-speed automatic transmission with high and low gears, it can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.0 seconds.

It has the 6D Dynamics suspensionwith roll and pitch control and chassis components carefully tuned to the capabilities of a vehicle that is 28mm taller and 68mm wider than other versions. The suspension has stronger, longer wishbones, with semi-active, continuously variable hydraulically linked dampers. Upgraded 400mm front brake discs with Brembo calipers are standard and offer the quickest turn ratio in the Defender family, ensuring immediate and precise responses.

On demanding terrain, 6D Dynamics increases axle articulation and makes it possible to overcome even more extreme obstacles. The driving modes have also been adapted, with a more extreme Dynamic mode and the OCTA modeDefender’s first off-road-specific driving mode that focuses on performance.

For more technical off-road manoeuvres, there are various Terrain Response modes (with specific calibrations for sand, mud, ruts, grass, gravel, snow and rock) and other aids such as ClearSight Ground View, which makes the bonnet transparent for improved visibility and safety. It can even wade through rivers up to a metre deep.

The exterior appearance is bolder and more robust. In addition to being taller and wider, the wheel arches have been enlarged, the bumpers have been modified to improve approach and departure angles and it has more robust lower protection.

The OCTA name comes from the diamond and its octahedral shape. That shape inspired the new signature graphic, a shiny black diamond inside a machined and sandblasted titanium disc, on the graphic-badged panels. Standing out among all of them is the Defender OCTA Edition Oneavailable during the first year of production, as the exclusive color Faroe Green with Ultrafabrics Khaki and Ebony polyurethane interior with seamless 3D-printed fabrics, laminated carbon fiber accents and 20-inch forged alloy wheels with an off-road option or custom-designed advanced off-road tires.

In addition to that special version shade, two colors arrive, Petra Copper and Faroe GreenBesides of Carpathian Grey and the Charente Greyall with contrasting colour roof and tailgate Gloss Narvik Black. There are also optional accessories such as a specifically designed double raised air intake or a winch installation kit.

For the interior, you can choose between two options of highly resistant Ultrafabrics polyurethane, 30% lighter than traditional leather. The seat finish is two-tone Khaki and Ebony Finished in simple, seamless 3D printed fabric, it is standard on the Defender OCTA Edition One.

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