Land Rover Defender gets V8 LS3 Corvette powertrain package
The Fusion Motor Company based in Los Angeles has unveiled its new LS3 Corvette powertrain package for the iconic Land Rover Defender.
The package, which was installed on a 1991 Santorini Black Defender 110, includes a new 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine from General Motors, (the same one used in the Corvette Stingray) that produces 320 kW, that’s 90 kW more than the Defender’s previous 3.9-liter powerplant. The company has also installed a six-speed automatic transmission sourced from GM and adapted it to mate with the Defender’s original transfer case, however, customers can also order an aftermarket Atlas transfer case and custom heavy-duty axles.
In addition to the upgraded powertrain, this particular Defender was fitted with 18-inch gloss black alloy wheels, wrapped in Nitto Ridge Grappler all-terrain tyres. The SUV also has LED headlights, a new grille, front bumper and side steps.
Fusion also gave the interior a modern makeover with two-tone leather upholstery and piano black accents. A leather-wrapped steering wheel, new carpeting, a suede headliner and a seven-inch Pioneer infotainment system with Apple CarPlay compatibility where all added to complete the interior modernization..