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published on 16th March 2015 by Steve Whitaker
The launch of the Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6×6 Concept at Geneva is a fitting end for the Land Rover Defender.

Land Rover may be ending production of the iconic vehicle at the end of the year, yet it seems interesting given the nature of the original Defender, that the Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6X6 Concept is the long- wheelbase alternative to the Mercedes G63 AMG 6X6.

The 6×6 Concept comes equipped with a 6.2-litre General Motors LS3 V8 engine, driving a six-speed automatic gearbox. Power is expected to be around 430 hp with low range gear capability.

The coachwork is custom and provides a 400mm extension to the bonnet, 1000mm extension to the rear cabin and a 150mm wider track. The windscreen has increased rake, the front doors are larger and the roof is fully panoramic.

The Defender is known for its off-road ability and the Flying Huntsman is built for that too: it features a hi-lo ratio drive system with locking differentials to improve traction. The brakes and suspension have also been upgraded over the standard Defender.

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