German performance car tuner Manhart has shown off the second of 10 units of its Land Rover Defender 110 P400 AWD-based Defender DP 500. Which has changed significantly. Manhart says it has turned this legendary off-road beast into an SUV that drives as well on paved roads as a saloon or hatchback. Check stoptechy for more news.
The company used its knowledge to tune the Defender 110’s stock 3.0-liter, six-cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engine.
It has 394 bhp of power and 550 Nm of torque. But Manhart has remapped the engine control software and added a performance exhaust system to this engine. Which gives it 505bhp and 710Nm. For comparison, the 5.0-liter V8-powered Defender has 518bhp and 625Nm of torque.
The Defender DP 500 is painted a shiny black color. On top of the light grey forged alloy wheels 12×24 inches, it has huge 295/30 ZR 24 section tires. The radiator grille and fender flares are also glossy black to match the paint job outside the car.
Manhart also sells 22-inch alloy wheels with 295/40 ZR 22 section tires for people who like to go off-road. Inside, the seats are black and silver grey Alcantara and leather, making for a high-contrast two-tone look.