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Land Rover has announced the release of a limited edition V8-powered version of its classic Defender model, celebrating 70 years of the vehicle.

Slated to be the most powerful Defender yet, the re-engineered model now boasts a 5.0-liter gasoline V8 engine, cranking out 400-horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. The upgrade also includes an 8-speed automatic gearbox, helping the car rack up speeds of up to 106 miles-per-hour.

Built for the road and country life, the beastly new model is adept on both land and water thanks to 18-inch Sawtooth alloy wheels which have wrapped in all-terrain rubber. Decked out in Windsor leather and spacious bucket seats, other signifiers of premium quality include aluminum handles and LED headlamps, as well as a 70th edition badge on the rear.

Available in eight standard colors, the Land Rover Defender Works will have a limited run with pricing starting at £150,000 (approx. $208,000). To see the car in action, check out the trailer above.

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