Combining the performance of a Wildcat Rally car, the comfort of a luxury SUV and the street cred of the iconic Land Rover Defender.

The Wildcat Defender is for drivers who are inspired by the best extremes in British design and iconic vehicles as well as uncompromising levels of on and off road performance. Wildcat have worked together to create a truly world-beating Defender; combining the engineering skills and expertise of Wildcat’s Rally Raid vehicles with additional proven excellence in aesthetic development, dedicated craftsmanship and love of detail.

430 BHP 540 NM of TORQUE

AT 4,700RPM

* Additional power upgrades available, providing up to 650bhp.

Wildcat’s uncompromising approach has yielded the highest-ever performance levels from a Defender.


Each and every detail, measurement and decision stems from a desire to push the performance envelope creating a Super Defender, the benchmark of the “Defender” world.



The Wildcat Defender replaces the stock diesel engine and gearbox, with a GM derived 6.2L petrol V8 and 6 speed automatic gearbox providing 430 bhp and more than 540 NM of Torque at 4,700 RPM.  Additional power upgrades are available for power increases, providing up to 650 bhp.

The 6 speed automatic gearbox is mated seamlessly to the engine with a unique inbuilt ‘intelligent’ control module. This allows the gearbox to adjust parameters according to how the vehicle is driven, and has been programmed specifically for our engine/vehicle combination.

The existing vehicle management system is reprogrammed to the new engine and gearbox, resulting in all existing instruments and controls being run as used in the standard vehicle. The Wildcat Defender is a truly ‘factory built’ vehicle and has been meticulously prototyped to ensure conformity of production and volume manufacturing reliability in every respect.



The Defenders Interior can be completely reupholstered and every surface transformed, giving you the chance to create a cabin specific to your exacting requirements.  These can be offered either as a series of recommended packages or as a complete bespoke design.



To create a Wildcat V8 Defender, customers can either choose an enhanced Wildcat specification Defender from the numerous options available, or they can supply their existing vehicle for an aftermarket conversion. Each Defender undergoes a Wildcat transformation, featuring a range of subtle upgrades over and above the manufacturers specification. Further refinements are also available, tailored entirely to each individual vehicle.