British SUV Land Rover Defender DP 500 from Manhart adds power and toughness. Now the foreign car engine generates 512 horsepower.
Manhart has unveiled an improved version of the Land Rover Defender, which it calls the DP 500. Admittedly, the model was created as an ideal SUV, but most drivers will not drive it on difficult terrain. So the modified example from Manhart focuses on urban performance rather than off-road performance.
The tuner started with the Defender P400 AWD variant with a 3.0-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder engine that typically produces 400 hp. and 550 Nm of torque. A simple conversion of the ECU increases the power to 512 hp. and 710 Nm of torque. It has about the same amount of power as the supercharged 5.0-liter Defender sold by Land Rover.
Manhart installed a stainless steel exhaust system with carbon or ceramic coated tailpipes. Customers can also opt for upgraded brakes and have Manhart lower the standard air suspension by 30mm.
The exterior of the Defender has also changed with the addition of 24-inch wheels with 295/30 tires. If customers do not want such massive wheels, you can also opt for smaller 22-inch rims with 295/40 tires. Manhart also offers to paint the engine cover and fender flares in high-gloss black and can be fitted with a set of decals.
There have also been some changes to the interior, including the installation of new Alcantara and leather components. Tuners from Manhart offer a unique set of Recaro seats for the driver and front passenger.