Defender Engine Swap Options

Give your Land Rover Defender modern performance with an upgraded engine. Not only will a new engine increase your builds speed and power, but it will also increase its reliability. You’ll finally be able to take your restored Defender on long road trips or daily drives, giving it the true heritage of the “go-anywhere” vehicle. Take a look at these engine upgrade options for your Defender restoration.

6.2L LS3 & LS3+ V8 Specs

LS3 Engine Swap

Displacement — 6.2-liters
Cylinders — 8
Horsepower (LS3) — 430 hp
Torque (LS3) — 425 lb-ft
Horsepower (LS3+) — 565-575 hp
Torque (LS3+) — 485 lb-ft

5.3L Vortec LC9 V8 Specs

Displacement – 5.3-liters
Cylinders – 8
Horsepower – 320 hp
Torque – 335 lb-ft

6.2L Supercharged LT4 V8 Specs

Displacement – 6.2-liters
Cylinders – 8
Horsepower – 640 hp
Torque – 630 lb-ft

2.8L Cummins Turbo-Diesel Specs

Displacement – 2.8L
Cylinders – 4
Horsepower – 160 hp
Torque – 267 lb-ft

Tesla Motor Direct Drive-train Specs

Horsepower – 450 hp
Power – 100KWH
Range – 100-300 miles

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