Land Rover may be focusing on their new Defender, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t showing some love to the original models. The English brand is now releasing Land Rover Defender Upgrade Kits for the Defender 90 or 110 models.
The kits are made up of parts used on the 70th anniversary Defender Works V8 released last year as a limited edition. Those parts include wheels, brakes, and suspension. The wheels are probably the easiest update. Land Rover is offering a set of 18-inch, diamond-turned Sawtooth wheels that fit any Defender made after 1994. The wheels are priced at £432.
Next up is the suspension upgrade kit, which replaces the old suspension with retuned dampers and coil springs with revised rates. The kit also supplies new anti-roll bars, links, and bushings. The 90 series kit comes in at £1822 and the 110 at £2247. You can pick up the Defender Handling Upgrade Kit that comes with both the wheels and the suspension with slotted brake rotors (13.1-inch in the front and 11.8-inch in the rear), four-piston calipers, and new pads for £9,967 for the 90 and £10,391 for the 110.
If you have a 2.2-liter TDCi model built after 2012, you can opt for the Defender Classic Works Upgrade Kit. This kit starts with the Handling Upgrade Kit and then adds 39 extra horsepower. It also comes with performance tires and special badging. With this kit, you’ll be able to get your Defender up to 106 miles per hour. This kit costs £16,995. That may seem a bit pricy, but to sweeten the deal even more, Land Rover offers buyers of the Classic Works Upgrade Kit the chance to tour either their UK facility or their facility in Essen, Germany, to see where the work will be done on their Defender.