As part of Land Rover's 70th anniversary, the company's classic division has created the Land Rover Defender Works V8.    

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Basically, the automaker takes one of its classic Defender SUVs and shoves a V8 under the hood.

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It's a 5.0-liter, naturally aspirated V8 that puts out about 400 horsepower and 387 pound-feet of torque.    

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In addition to the engine, Land Rover also shoehorns in a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission -- with a sport mode!

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New brakes, new suspension parts and special 18-inch alloy wheels round out the major mechanical changes.

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The interior is covered in Windsor leather, including the car's Recaro sport seats.    

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You'll also get Land Rover Classic's own infotainment system, which fits inside the original radio's space.   

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Only 150 examples of the Defender Works V8 will be built, and none will be made available in the US.     

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In its home market, the UK, pricing for the short-wheelbase 90 model starts at a low, low £150,000 ($208,000, directly converted).

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Keep on scrolling to check out even more pictures of Land Rover Classic's resto-modded beast-ute.

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