Himalaya is a British aftermarket specialist company that works on off-road vehicles. Their latest project is based on a V8 version of Land Rover Defender.
Probably the most important thing about this black defender is its supercharged V8 LT4 engine that can produce 650 hp sent to the wheels with 8-speed automatic transmission. To handle this enormous amount of power the tuner installed a 4-link suspension system with coil-over dampers, a roll cage, Fox shocks, front and rear skid plates, and Brembo brakes to improve stopping power.
Changes for this V8 Land Rover defender continues inside the cabin with the leather-covered door panels and steering wheel. The tuner also installed a new flat-bottom steering wheel, custom seats, a modern climate control system, and a Hi-Fi audio system.
According to Greg shondle Himalaya president:
At Himalaya, our engineering team is always working to provide clients the very best, and our new Summit Series is a direct reflection of that commitment to create the very best Defender restorations in the world, this first Summit Series Defender is our first modern ground up-level creation. The truck features our own in-house transfer case that is built for increased horsepower. HIMALAYA’s engineers also included a special coil-over suspension that presents a vastly improved drive experience. Another great facet to this truck is Brembo partnering with us to provide a highly specialized braking system that works in tandem with the truck’s upgraded performance. This really is a next level truck, which is what our new Summit Series is all about.
All these changes are not cheap so this ultimate defender from Himalaya costs between $250,000 and $300,000 which is way expensive than the most expensive version of the 2021 defender.