The new Land Rover Defender has gained a limited-edition model aimed solely at enthusiasts in North America.
Named the Defender Trophy Edition, the new vehicle is officially said to have been inspired by the Works V8 Trophy.
However, Land Rover fans will also spot signs that point to iconic Camel Trophy competitors.
Land Rover models featured on the off-road challenge between 1981 and 2000, invariably painted in a distinctive orangey-yellow hue.
The spirit of adventure
Based on the 2022 model-year Defender 110 X-Dynamic SE, each Trophy Edition will be fitted with the P400 turbocharged petrol engine.
Air suspension will assist off-road action, with a rear-view camera and 11.4-inch multimedia touchscreen also fitted.
Special all-terrain features include an expedition roof rack with deployable ladder, front underbody protection and mud flaps. An integrated air compressor is also standard, with buyers able to specify a winch kit at extra cost.
The familiar Camel Trophy livery comes from a special vinyl wrap. An extended exterior black package completes the Trophy Edition’s visual makeover.
A memorable adventure competition
Land Rover will build a total of 220 Defender Trophy Editions, priced at $90,000 (£64,500).
Each one comes with an opportunity for a one-day off-road adventure, for two people, in the Land Rover U.S. Trophy Competition.
Following one-on-one training, competitors will test their skills on a special course around the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.
The winning team will gain an invitation to The Land Rover Trophy Competition in 2022.
This will be held at Eastnor Castle in the UK, known as the ‘spiritual home’ of Land Rover’s testing and development operations.