Unichip has unveiled a new performance package for the Land Rover Discovery 2 / Defender TD5. Full details inside.
Unichip has unveiled a new performance package for the Land Rover Discovery 2 / Defender TD5.
Dubbed the Sport Conversion, the package consists of an Owen Developments Garrett turbocharger and a Unichip ‘U-Connect' ECU. These modifications enable the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine to produce 176 bhp (131 kW / 178 PS) and 279 lb-ft (378 Nm) of torque - an increase of 49 bhp (37 kW / 50 PS) and 63 lb-ft (85 Nm).
According to the company, over 200 lb-ft (271 Nm) of torque is available between 1700-4200 rpm which makes it "perfect for towing or off road use." More importantly, extensive testing has found the conversion actually improves fuel economy thanks to "extra mechanical and electronic efficiencies realized by the Unichip Europe conversion."
The package will be available for all Discovery Series 2 TD5s (produced between 1998 and 2005) and manual-equipped Defender TD5s. Pricing starts at £1396.00 (£630.09 including VAT) and all components are covered by a 12 month / 12,000 mile warranty.
Check out the press release for additional information.