Icon Land Rover Defender 90, with 6.2 Chev V8

The little Land Rover Defender 90 is regarded as one of the most rugged, rough and ready off-road vehicles on sale today. One of its only drawbacks is the rather gutless diesel engine. That’s where a package like this could come in handy.

Icon Land Rover Defender 90 6.2 Chev V8

Built by a US company called Icon, this beast has a 6.2-litre Chevrolet V8 installed in the engine bay. It’s modified too, with rebuilt internals, beefier components, and improved cooling systems. It’s also matched up to a four-speed auto transmission with an Atlas II transfer case.

To give it all a keener look on the outside, a set of 17-inch wheels have been bolted up with chunky BF Goodrich A/T 285/70 tyres. Sitting behind them is a comprehensive braking package with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers.

Icon Land Rover Defender 90 6.2 Chev V8-off road

Other highlights include LED lighting, handmade dash sections, a Hellcat steering wheel, and custom gearknob and pedals.

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Icon is only planning to build a limited number of these beasts for the market.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.