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- 298kW (405PS) Defender Works V8 celebrates 70 years of Land Rover marque
- 5.0-litre petrol V8 Defender is the most powerful and fastest ever created by Land Rover, with 0-100kph (0-60mph) in 5.6sec*
Collector’s edition – Limited run of up to 150 Defenders badged 70th Edition
- All enquiries from prospective Defender Works V8 clients should be directed to Land Rover Classic:
- firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0) 203 601 1255
South Africa, Wednesday 17 January 2018 Land Rover today announces a limited-edition high-performance version of the iconic Defender, with up to 150 V8-powered examples re-engineered to celebrate the Land Rover marque’s 70th anniversary in 2018.
The Defender Works V8 pays homage to the early high-powered engines in both the Series III Stage 1 V8 from 1979 and subsequent Defenders including the 50th Anniversary Edition, which are highly sought after by enthusiasts and collectors today.
Defender Works V8 is the most powerful and fastest version that Land Rover has ever created. The 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol V8 powertrain produced 405PS and 515 Nm of torque (the standard Defender delivered 90kW (122PS) and 360 Nm). The Defender Works V8 will accelerate from 0-100kph (0-60mph) in 5.6sec*, while top speed is increased to 170kph (106mph).
Tim Hannig, Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director, said: “It’s fitting that we’ve been able to release the full potential of the iconic Defender, whose much-loved shape remains synonymous with Land Rover, 70 years since it was seen in public for the first time.
“The idea of reintroducing a V8 Defender was something we were discussing as far back as 2014, when we were still building the Defender in Solihull. We knew the demand was there for a powerful and fast Defender; the Land Rover authenticity is the ultimate finishing touch for discerning clients purchasing these collector’s edition Defenders.”
The V8 powertrain will be fitted to 150 specially-selected and re-engineered Defenders for the 70th Edition, complemented by an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission with sport mode, uprated brakes and handling kit (springs, dampers and anti-roll bars), plus exclusive 18-inch diamond-turned Sawtooth alloy wheels and 265/65 R18 all-terrain tyres.
Eight standard body colours include two satin finishes – contrasting with a Santorini Black roof, wheel arches and front grille – finished with machined aluminium door handles, fuel filler cap and Defender bonnet lettering. A comprehensive lighting upgrade includes bi-LED headlamps.
Full Windsor Leather interior trim covers the dashboard, door panels, headlining and Recaro sports seats. Land Rover Classic’s own Classic Infotainment System is also fitted.
Both 90 and 110 wheelbase Defender Works V8 derivatives will be available to purchase direct from Land Rover Classic, with prices starting from £150,000 for a 90 in the UK.
A select number of high-performance upgrades inspired by Defender Works V8 will also be available to purchase soon from Land Rover Classic, including power upgrades for the TDCi diesel engine, fast-road suspension and braking kits.
Land Rover intends to continue the Defender lineage and will use its technology, pioneering engineering capability and design expertise to ensure the longevity of the Defender name.
The all-new Defender is subject to further announcements.
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A 26 year old Zomba man who attempted to snatch an envelope containing money from.
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GABORONE-(MaraviPost)-The Gaborone High Court in Botswana on Wednesday ordered the police not to close down the Enlightening Christian Gathering (ECG) church branches unless there is express authority from the minister.
This means the Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s ECG churches in that country will be freely to operate.
The development comes a week after international media, the BBC reportedly on the matter.
The Maravi Post has quoted The Voice Newspaper Botswana which ECG church members have lauded their God for the fight against the hand of the devil.
Belle Ken Magama wrote; “We are serving the living God. He will never forsaken nor put us to shame. This is the year of Angel Gabriel. We are touchable…..eeeeeee power”.
“If you touch me by mistake you die by correction. Touch not anointed,” Olennetse Terry France chipped in as quoted by The Voice Newspaper Botswana.
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri
Malawi-born, has churches in Ghana, South Africa, USA and Malawi, claims to have cured people of HIV and brought people back from the dead, South Africa’s Mail & Guardian reports.
Predicted the UK would split, “states” would fight and it would descend into “chaos”, the Maravi Post said in a report earlier last year. However, at the close of 2017, thee Post nominated him Person of the year.
Prophet Bushiri, who has more than 2.3 million likes on Facebook and filled Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium on New Year’s Eve with 100,000 people.
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By Brian Longwe
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Hipop Gospel rapper Suffix Gambi, the Mkazi wakumwamba hitmaker, will on January 23, drop his first single for the year 2018.
The Lilongwe based artist who is now working with Young Life Malawi confirmed this development with Maravi Post on Tuesday in an exclusive interview.
Suffix told the Maravi Post that the tune will be premiered on two media houses; Malawi’s MBC radio 2, made on monday program hosted by Joy Nathu, and South African Touch-HD-online station.
The gospel rapper said that the song is purportedly to address immorality among youth in various communities across the country.
Suffix believes that through his life experience he could tell stories about how the ghetto does not have to be a place of hurt and negativity but a good environment to stay in.
He added that the tune which has featured USA renowned Hiphoper Sho Baraka, bemoans how people from suburb areas discriminate ghetto children thinking that they are criminals and prodigal.
“I have seen how my fellow youths will always find excuses for not going to school, stealing, killing each other, drug and sex abuse all because they consider ghetto as an evil place.” the rapper explained.
“I myself am a product of the ghetto. I was raised in the ghetto of Chilobwe in Blantyre, Malawi, through hardships and adversities but still managed to find a way out through faith, hard work and perseverance,” Suffix said.
Ghetto ndi Nyatwa has gone through heavy-weight Malawian record labels, Blage and Dj Sley of Chit Chat records.
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