But it doesn't perform like one, sadly.
The new Land Rover Defender has been a considerable success. In the US, Land Rover has been struggling to keep up with demand for the off-roader. Land Rover also recently unveiled the new Defender Bond Edition to celebrate its appearance in 'No Time To Die.' With its blacked-out body, the Defender Bond Edition looks suitably villainous.
This new custom Defender created by Barugzai looks even meaner, however. The aftermarket company has already built bespoke body kits for the Range Rover Sport, Vogue, and Velar, and now the tuner has unveiled its latest kit for the Defender 110.
Dubbed the Falcon, Barugzai's custom off-roader is "designed to keep the heritage and legacy of the Defender with a modern touch."
To give the Defender even more presence, Barugzai has fitted a custom front bumper apron and grille, new side vents, and an exposed carbon hood. Other exterior modifications include a front roof spoiler with integrated LED lights, a rear spoiler, a rear bumper apron, and a carbon-fiber rear wheel cover. Wider wheel arches make room for larger 22-inch wheels. While the Falcon looks like a Defender SVR on the outside, it doesn't perform like one because Barugzai has left the powertrain stock.
In the US, the Land Rover Defender 110 is available with either a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four producing 296 hp and 295 lb-ft or a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo with mild-hybrid technology rated at 395 hp and 406 lb-ft. If you want more performance, Manhart can extract 500 hp from Land Rover's 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo.
Alternatively, the new Defender V8 recently joined the 2022 model lineup, packing a 5.0-liter V8 supercharged producing 518 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque. For now, the Defender V8 is the most powerful version of the rugged off-roader, but not for much longer as Land Rover is reportedly working on an SVR version with 600 hp.