The JE Zulu is given a test run at Coventry Airport
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Land Rover Defender gets high-speed makeover

Land Rover Defenders are being upgraded into cars which can go from 0 to 60mph in up to five seconds.

The new car, known as a JE Zulu and seen here being tested at Coventry Airport, will cost £150,000.

A team at J E Engineering in Coventry is currently converting 25 Defenders. The standard 120 brake horsepower engine will be replaced with a V8 JLR Supercharged unit producing 475 brake horsepower, similar to that of Ferraris and Porches.

The Defender production line in Solihull is due to close down at the end of 2015.

  • 19 Oct 2015
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